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Pianist Rosa Antonelli to Perform in Carnegie Hall Benefit for LULAC's Education and Scholarship Programs, 10/22

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Pianist Rosa Antonelli to Perform in Carnegie Hall Benefit for LULAC's Education and Scholarship Programs, 10/22

The League of United Latin American Citizens Queens Council (LULAC) will present Argentinian pianist Rosa Antonelli in a special benefit concert on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall.

LULAC, devoted to advancing the economic condition; educational attainment; political influence; health; and civil rights of the Hispanic Americans, will use the proceeds to benefit its education programs and scholarship funds. LULAC offers educational services for both young people and adults, including after-school programs and scholarships, financial workshops, and immigration seminars.

Gabriel Roldos, Executive Director of LULAC Council 23047, states, "The funds raised will assist in developing community workshops designed to meet the needs of the Hispanic community, to help prepare a workforce with the educational skills necessary to be part of a productive economy.

"Our goal is to keep students from dropping out of high school, and also to give them aspirations of higher education careers. We award the best students with special leadership training and scholarship incentives for higher education. We engage parents in financial education workshops, offer seminars and conferences about tax law and tax preparation, and offer conferences and workshops on immigrant rights."

Rosa Antonelli, a champion of Latin-American and Spanish music, will perform works by Albéniz, Piazzolla, Ginastera, Ponce, Villa-Lobos and others, including the New York premieres of Isaac Albéniz' Champagne Waltz, and Louis Gianneo's Tres Danzas Argentinas.

Ms. Antonelli says, "As an Argentinean pianist I am proud to be part of the Hispanic community. I consider it my privilege and honor to offer my talents to help LULAC in furthering the wonderful programs and scholarships that they are so valiantly offering. I hope that everyone who is a member of the Hispanic community will give this organization his or her fullest support."

LULAC's Queens Council serves as a powerful platform for the Latino arts community, Ms. Antonelli's concert is a unification of this work, showcasing the artistry of a Latin American virtuoso in Latin American repertory.

Tickets for the concert are: $105, $90, $75, $55, $50, $45, $40, $30; available at carnegiehall.org; by calling Carnegie Charge (212) 247-7800; or by visiting the Carnegie Hall box office: 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 23047 - LULAC Council 23047 is a Civic League, Social Welfare Organization, devoted to advancing the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of the Hispanic Americans through community-based programs. LULAC Council 23047 has provided free educational services and scholarship opportunities that empower the Latino community in New York.

Rosa Antonelli, Pianist - Hailed as a leading exponent of Spanish and Latin American music, Argentinian pianist Rosa Antonelli is enjoying an active and varied performance career. Ms. Antonelli is dedicated to performing the works of Latin American composers including Argentinian masters Piazzolla, Ugarte, Gianneo and Guastavino, among others, to audiences all over the world.

Ms. Antonelli has appeared at concert venues around the world including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Milan's Palazzo Visconti, Grenoble Auditorium in Naples, Augustinum Theater of Bonn, Madrid's Ateneo Theater, The Ostrowski Palace in Warsaw, Atrium Theater in Prague, Center Hall of the Glinka Museum in Moscow, Bösendorfer Hall in Vienna, Cairo Opera House in Egypt, Casa de Espana in Utrecht, Maria Callas Hall in Athens, Cristofori Hall in Amsterdam, Colon Theater of Buenos Aires, Bogota's Teatro Colón, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and Fastlich Auditorium in Tel Aviv. Her concerts have been broadcast on television and radio stations such as LRA National Radio, LS1 City Hall Radio, LS5 Rivadavia Radio, Netherlands Radio Holland, and Classical Radio.

Ms. Antonelli has toured extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America. After her initial tour of Europe in 1987, Ms. Antonelli was invited to tour twenty countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Ms. Antonelli has been sponsored by government organizations such as The Office of the President, The Ministry of Culture, and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Germany, Egypt, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and other Latin American countries.

In addition to performing at the Aspen Music Festival, Ms. Antonelli has participated in a master class with Alfonso Montecino, a disciple of Claudio Arrau, and at the International Piano Seminar in Pro Arte, Rio de Janeiro, with Daisy de Luca, a disciple of Magda Tagliaferro, where she was awarded first prize as best performer. A disciple of Roberto Caamaño, Ms. Antonelli has studied also with Rosalyn Tureck, Rafael Puyana, Franco Medori, Lory Wallfisch, Manuel Carra, and Alexis Golovine, in addition to other notable professors.

Ms. Antonelli has presented lectures and seminars on piano technique and interpretation in various European and Latin American countries. Additionally, she was chairwoman of the Piano Department at the Provincial Conservatory of Music "Alberto Ginastera" for ten years, held the position of Professor of the Piano Department at the National University of La Plata in Buenos Aires and was invited to join the faculty of the Piano Department of Adelphi University when she came to the U.S. in 1999. In 2006, the Unites States honored Ms. Antonelli by granting her American citizenship because of her government status as "An Artist of Extraordinary Ability."

Rosa Antonelli's discography includes the following recordings: Piano; Live in Milano at the Palazzo Visconti; Beethoven - Debussy - Ravel; Romantics Forever; and her most successful CDs to date, ESPERANZA Sounds of Hope and REMEMBRANZA - Remembrance of Latin Sounds, both on the Albany Records label. "She has a natural flair for these pieces, the exotic sounds, and the natural rhythm of the dances...Antonelli at her best." - Fanfare Magazine. Her book PIANO: THE SPIRIT OF TECHNIQUE AND INTERPRETATION FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS was published in the United States in 2013.

Ms. Antonelli has donated her services to many worthy causes including "Action Against Hunger"; the "Millennium Tree of Nations" benefit to support the United Nations' Woman's Guild Children's Fund; the Loomba Foundation (International Widows), an organization recognized by the United Nations; the American-Italian Cancer Foundation; the scholarship program of the New York City Women in Communications; Financial Women's Association; the United Nations Millennium Development Goals; "Better City-Better Life"; World Habitat Day Celebrations; and The Ambassadors Ball for the Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations. Rosa Antonelli was honored when April 23, 2014 was declared to be Rosa Antonelli Day in Queens, NY, in admiration and appreciation of Ms. Antonelli's ability to inspire people through music. Rosa Antonelli is a member of LULAC Council, and the proceeds from her October 22, 2014 Carnegie Hall concert will be donated to LULAC Council to benefit the development of educational programs and scholarship funds.

Ms. Antonelli has been a proud member of the distinguished roster of Steinway Artists since 1998. www.rosaantonelli.com

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