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100 Years of La Cumparsita. A Unique Tango Concert at Trinity Church

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The Consulate General of Uruguay in New York presents: 100 Years of La Cumparsita. October 5, 6:00 p.m. at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City.

A unique Tango Concert honoring the most famous Tango featuring master bandoneon player Raúl Jaurena and guest conductor Martín García (National Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay) On Thursday, October 5, 2017, a unique Tango concert will celebrate the Centennial of the world’s most famous Tango, “La Cumparsita,” written by Uruguayan composer Gerardo Matos Rodríguez.

The concert will be held at Trinity Church and feature bandoneon master, composer and Latin Grammy Winner Raúl Jaurena, young musicians from InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), and guest conductor Martín García of National Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay. Organized by the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York, the New York City concert with performance by the nonprofit InterSchool Orchestras of New York highlights the worldwide celebration of the Uruguayan Tango.

The Uruguayan government has officially declared 2017 as the year to celebrate the “Centennial of La Cumparsita.” For this cultural exchange initiative, the Uruguayan musicians will work with the young New Yorkers of ISO to teach them the intricate techniques required to perform some of the most beautiful Tango pieces from the 20th century. Musical Director of ISO, Brian Worsdale, will lead over 60 young musicians from the ISO Symphony ensemble. Professional Tango dancers will be featured center stage.

Trinity Church Wall Street will live-stream this celebration to the world through their website (link to trinitywallstreet.org); the concert will also be available on-demand. ISO’s performance in New York City is one of many taking place around the world to celebrate the Uruguayan Tango.

Sponsors for this event include: Trinity Church Wall Street, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Orquesta Sinfónica del Sodre (National Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay), Uruguay XXI (Investment and Export Promotion Agency), Un Paseo por los Sentidos – Uruguay Natural and Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay, New York Office.

For more information about the event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/LaCumparsita100/

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