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Latin American Cultural Week to Kick Off 11/12 at Merkin Concert Hall

For the 10th consecutive year, PAMAR (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc.), founder/director Polly Ferman, presents LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL WEEK, including dozens of music, theater, dance, film, visual arts, and educational events that show the richness of Latin American arts and artists, including both area and international artists. PAMAR reaches out to and serves people of all ages, backgrounds, and communities to spread an awareness of the culture of Latin America and the Latin American diaspora. Events run November 12-22 in locations city-wide.

Latin American Cultural Week 2015 will get off to a rousing start with the official opening performance:

OPENING CONCERT featuring

DANIEL BINELLI'S QUINTET

EDDY MARCANO & his ACOUSTIC TRIO

WHIN MUSIC PROJECT (Uptown Youth Camerata Orchestra Inspired by El Sistema)

POLLY FERMAN, pianist

and guests CESAR ANGELERI (guitar), ALLISON BREWSTER (piano), MARCELO BALSELLS (vocals), HERNAN BRIZUELA & MARIANA PARMA (tango dancers)

Thursday November 12, 7 PM

Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th St, NYC

General admission: $25; $20 for srs/students

Reservations: 212.501.3330 or www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/

Other HIGHLIGHTS of Latin American Cultural Week:

PAISAJES ARGENTINOS featuring

LATINCHANGOS, Argentinean folkloric music group, led by Horacio Martinez, giving a fresh slant on traditional music from Falu to Cuchi Leguizamo, and

BINELLI-FERMAN DUO with guest artist MARCELO BALSELLS, bandoneonist Daniel Binelli, native of Buenos Aires who toured the world with the orchestra of Astor Piazzolla and Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman, specialist in South American music, joined by vocalist Marcelo Balsells, unite their talents to present Latin American musical forms including tango, milonga, and candombe.

Saturday November 14, 7 PM

St. Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street)

General admission: $15

Reservations: www.binelli-ferman.com

BRAZILIAN SHORT STORIES

6:30 pm - Opening remarks by Domicio Coutinho, Ph.D, founder/president of the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts

7:15-7:45 PM - Cocktails with traditional Brazilian food

7:45-9:00 PM - Readings by Liza R. Papi and Denise Monteiro of classical and contemporary by Brazilian short story writers

Tuesday November 17

The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, 240 East 52 Street

Free admission

For further information, www.brazilianendowmentforthearts.org

SHALL WE TANGO?

Tango classes and seminars. Teachers include Karina Romero, Mariana Parma, Mariano Logiudice, and special guests

Gabriel Misse and partner Guillermina Quiroga (Misse & Quiroga will also perform at the LACW closing event, Nov.21)

November 6-22, various times - classes include Tango Technique, Tango Fundamentals, Tango for Kids, Tango Musicality

Dardo Galletto Studios, 151 West 46 Street, 11th floor

www.dardogallettostudios.com for more details and costs

CHRISTIE'S SALE OF LATIN AMERICAN ART

Christie's much anticipated fall sale features outstanding works, spanning the colonial era to modern and contemporary times, by: Fernando Botero, Wilfredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Rufino Tamayo, and Joaquin Torres-Garcia, among others.

November 24 & 25

Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza

www.christies.com

GALA TANGO SHOW & MILONGA

Tango great Gabriel Misse & partner Guillermina Quiroga will be featured, joined by GlamourTango (a celebration of women in tango), Gustavo Moretto Septet, and New Generation Dance Company. Presented by Polly Ferman & Karina Romero.

Saturday November 21

Performance at 8 PM followed by Milonga to 2:00 AM

Flamboyan Theater, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street

$40 at the door; $30 in advance

Tickets: www.dardogallettostudios.com


For the dozens more music, dance, theater, film events, visit www.lacw.net.



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