Misatango Festival, February 2018 - Vienna
Buxtehude Choir Bad Oldesloe
The Buxtehude Choir of Bad Oldesloe originated in the Peter-Paul Choir founded 1919 by the organist and choirmaster of the Peter-Paul-Kirche, Ferdinand Rahmsdorf. It was given its new name in 1951 on the occasion of the “Buxtehude days” held in honour of the well-known Barock composer, Dietrich Buxtehude, who is said to have been born in Bad Oldesloe in 1637. The current organist and choirmaster is Henning Münther.
For over 50 years now, the choir has specialised in the performance of challenging church music, in particular oratorios and masses, performed with soloists and orchestras. The choir, with currently more than 50 members, also contributes music for special services in the Peter-Paul church in Bad Oldesloe. The aim of the choir is to present a wide variety of great works of church music to its listeners.
During 2017 the Buxtehude Choir performed the Misatango by Martin Palmeri on three occasions: on 15th July in the Peter-Paul church in Bad Oldesloe and on 26th and 27th August during its choir trip to Finland, in Helsinki and in Kerava. 2017 will finish with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (cantatas I and II and the Gloria BWV 191). In January 2018 rehearsals will begin for the oratorio Simon Petrus by Ludwig Meinardus.
Le Choeur Symphonique de Fribourg
The Fribourg Symphonic Choir was founded in 1958 by Abbot Pierre Kaelin in order to give all amateur singers the opportunity to sing symphonic works. Since then, the works of the greatest names in symphonic music such as Mozart, Bach, Borodin, Ravel, Mahler, Verdi and Gerschwin have been performed under the direction sometimes of great names, Igor Markewitch, Charles Dutoit and Mathias Jens. Swiss professional orchestras regularly accompany us, but we were also fortunate to be accompanied by the Monte-Carlo orchestra, Nice Côte d'Azur orchestra, and the Israel National Orchestra, among others.
In 2017 we performed the Misatango by Martin Palmeri and the Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins.
The training of amateur singers remains a priority for us, enabling us to bring to the greatest number this marvelous musical culture which can be a link of peace between the peoples.
We are a mixed choir based in Vienna with approximately 40 members originating from different Latin-American and European (mainly Austria) countries. The choir was founded in 2003 by Prof. Rubén Guarnaschelli of Argentinean origin, who also directed the choir until 2009. That year our current conductor, Pablo Boggiano, who was born in Argentina as well, assumed the artistic leadership. The „Coro Eurolatinoamericano“ has had many perfomances at different locations in Vienna, Lower Austria and Salzburg and completed a concert tour through Argentina and Uruguay in 2007. The choir participated in the flashmob „Ode an die Freude“ in the ballroom of the Viennese City Hall on the occasion of the Vienna City Marathon (2014), was part of Martin Palmeri’s tango opera „Mateo“ in the Theater Akzent in Vienna (2015) and has regularly performed at the choir festival „Internationales Adventsingen“ in the Viennese City Hall for several years. We perform Latin-American music in a broad sense and in different languages (Spanish, Portuguese and indigenous languages). Our aim ist to have a repertoire of folk songs and compositions of every Latin-American country, among these important works of contemporary composers like the „Misa Criolla“ of Ariel Ramirez, which we performed amongst several other occasions in St. Stephen’s Cathedral (2010) and in collaboration with the reknown Argentinian ensemble „Opus 4“ (2014) and also „Navidad Nuestra“.
Coro ITMC Buenos Aires
The choir was born as a study ensemble, formed by students of the singing career and other musicians of the “Instituto Tecnológico de Música Contemporánea” College. It was created in 2009 and directed by Mtro. Pablo Quinteros, and it has performed concerts in many halls and theaters of Buenos Aires City since then. Actually 25 singers participated in the “Argentinian Project”, a repertoire of argentinian composers (Piazzola, Moruja, Palmeri, etc).
In 2016 the ensemble participated in the 20th anniversary concert of Martín Palmeri’s Misatango, held in Carnegie Hall (NY-USA); the choir also traveled to the United States in 2017 for the world premiere of Palmeri’s Tango Credo celebrated at Lincoln Center.
Choral Conductor, singer and musical arranger, he studied choral direction on the “Conservatorio Provincial Juan José Castro” of Buenos Aires, orchestral conducting with Mtro. Jorge Fontenla, opera conducting with Mtro. Antonio Russo, singing with Maestros Ricardo Catena and Ricardo Yost, composition and arrangements with Juan “Pollo” Raffo and Daniel Camelo.
Artistic Director of the “Programa COROS PORTEÑOS”, from the Cultural Promotion Departement, Culture Ministry of Buenos Aires City Government, dedicated to the promotion of the socio-cultural life of Buenos Aires city through choral music.
Under this special program, he conducts the Choir of Employees of Buenos Aires City Government and the “Agrupación Coral Porteña” choir.
As choral director and arranger, he leads the Coro ITMC Buenos Aires, CORAL ALMAVIVA, Cheek to Chicks! and VOCAL A LA CARTA.
Ensemble vocal Le Tourdion
The choir « Le Tourdion », named after a Renaissance dance, was created in Dole, in the French jura, in 1978. It now counts about 40 chorus singers.
The activity of the choir has always been turned towards classical works. Thus « Le Tourdion » performed Hayden’s Stabat Mater, Fauré's Requiem, Stravinsky’s Wedding, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Saint John’s Passion, Brahms’ German Requiem, Mozart’s Coronation Mass ...
Since September 2012, Florence Grandclément has been directing Le Tourdion and has oriented the choice of works following 2 trilogies : the first being more classic and the second, contemporary. After having peformed Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria RV 589, BWV 227 Jesu motet, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Meine Freude and Solemn Vespers for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Confessor KV 339, Le Tourdion now is playing works by contemporary composers.
The second trilogy began in June 2016 with Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass. With this "rising sun" mass, the composer tends to convey a certain form of spirituality and a metaphysical vision of the human condition. It transcribes the fusion of celestial harmonies and dissonances of the earth in perpetual evolution and leads the listener in an imaginary journey from heaven to earth ...
As second part of our trilogy of contemporary works, Le Tourdion performed, in June 2017, Misa in Buenos Aires or Misatango by Argentine composer Martin Palmeri. A classical mass written on a tune of tango. The instrumentation based on a string orchestra, a piano and a bandoneon gives this work a very particular color. The syncopated rhythms, the well marked highlights, the alternation between the instrumental interventions and the voices underline the intensity of this work and transport the listeners in the marvelous universe of the tango.
Finally, the second trilogy of contemporary works performed by Le Tourdion will be closed by Jenkins’ Stabat Mater, which will be given in Dole on June 8, 2018.
Soloists & Orchestra
Carla Filipcic Holm, born in Buenos Aires, is currently considered one of most prestigious and highly sought-after sopranos in Argentina. After concluding her studies, Carla moved to Germany to specialize in the German Repertory with Siegfried Jerusalem. She has won numerous scholarships, singing competitions, and her professional work has been celebrated by the press on numerous occasions, having received the Clarin Award, as well as the Music Critics Association distinction as “Best Argentinian singer”. Since her debut as Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), she has sung leading parts in opera and symphonic repertory in the most important theaters in her country such as Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires. Among them, she is always remembered for her Agathe (Der Freischütz), Agrippina, Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Donna Anna and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Elisabeth de Valois (Don Carlos), Magda Sorel (The Consul), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) and Tatiana (Eugene Onegin). Her deep passion for chamber music has led her to maintain a very active schedule in that field. Carla has performed in festivals, opera and concert houses in Latin America, Switzerland, The United States, and Germany where she sang Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Suor Angelica, Mother (Il prigioniero) and Elisabetta de Valois in the latest production of Don Carlo (Theater Lübeck), awarded as the Best Opera Production of the 2014 Season in Germany (Awards Der Faust). She recently sang Misatango (Palmeri) at Carnegie Hall, and her upcoming engagements include her debut as Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Elsa (Lohengrin).
Pablo Mainetti, Bandoneonist and Composer. Pablo Mainetti was born in Buenos Aires in 1971 but his education has been between his born city, Barcelona and Paris.
He plays in the most important orchestras and tango ensembles as: Leopoldo Federico, Julian Plaza, Emilio Balcarce, la Orquesta de Tango de la Ciudad de Bs. As., Carlos García, Sexteto Mayor, Atilio Stampone, Osvaldo Berlingieri, Néstor Marconi, Rodolfo Mederos, Orquesta Juan de Dios Filiberto, Julio Pane, Daniel Binelli. He has also shared the stage with good singers such as among others Roberto Goyeneche, María Graña, Raúl Lavié, Rubén Juárez, Susana Rinaldi, Alba Solís, Amelita Baltar, Eladia Blazquez, Ute Lemper, Mercedes Sosa, Juan Manuel Serrat.
As a bandoneon soloist Pablo Mainetti has among others played with Orquestas Sinfónicas del Teatro Liure (Barcelona), Orquesta Nacional de España, BBC de Londres, Capitolio de Tolouse, Gubenkian de Lisboa, Orquesta de Granada, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, OCB (Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona), Orquesta Sinfónica de Praga, Orquesta de Poitiers, Orquesta de Niza.
Under the direction of Josep Pons he recorded the “Concierto para Bandoneón y Orquesta de Astor Piazzolla” for Harmonia Mundi, with the Orquesta de Cámara del Teatro Liure.
Conducted by Ernest Martinez Izquierdo, he played his arrangments of Piazzolla´s tango music for Bandoneón and Symphony Orchestra, commissioned in a co-production between Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona y Sinfónica de Navarra.
He has also participated as a soloist in the National Symphony Orchestra (Argentina) under the direction of the conductors Pedro Ignacio Calderón, Facundo Agudin, Mariano Chiacchiarini, Jose Maria Sciutto y Luis Vacalov.
He currently leads his own group, Pablo Mainetti Quinteto and is part of the Duet Mainetti – Angeleri, the Quintet of the Foundation Astor Piazzolla and the National Selection of Tango.
As a composer he writes works for solo instruments, songs and tangos, to chamber music and orchestra, concerts, ballets, and operas. Among his works include La luna sanada (Homage to Arnold Schönberg), El Quijote (Tango quarter), Cadencia para un concierto ausente (Piano solo), En Silencio (lyric by Evaristo Carriego), Breaking Silence (Bandoneon and string quartet), Eolicas (Bandoneon y woodwinds quartet), Ultramarina (chamber opera, lyrics by Edgardo Cozarinsky and regie Marcelo Lombardero), La última comilona (Opera lyrics by Jon Paul Laka and regie Michal Znaniecki)
He was nominated for the following awards: Grammy Latino 2004 for his CD Tres Rincones, Premio Clarín for the Tango Personality, Premios Ace for the opera Ultramarina music, and the rewards Gardel to the Best Tango Album with Mainetti-Angeleri Duet.
Youth Chamber Orchestra VIOLINISSIMO, Erding/ Germany
The Youth Chamber Orchestra VIOLINISSIMO was founded in 2004 by the violinist Ms. Ulli Büsel to enable young musicians to present their solo pieces with orchestra accompaniment, to develop their abilities and to gain professional experience on stage during performances in concerts which take place mostly as charity events.
The VIOLINISSIMO does perform without a conductor as the young soloists are directing the orchestra themselves. Thanks to this special concept developed by the artistic director Ms. Ulli Büsel the young musicians have been guided to making music self-responsibly and independently. The respect among each other and the profound understanding of music demand from each individual full concentration and full contribution to the group. Not just to participate but to be an active part of the music making. For music director Ulli Buesel, though, it is vitally important that each player retains his/her personal individuality.
This concept was transferred by VIOLINISSIMO and its artistic director Ulli Büsel to the music pieces which lead to a highly improved understanding of the composition. In principle, this means transferring the chamber music idea to an entire orchestra: Though, the principal players of each group cue the other players, there are no passive players in the orchestra. Everyone has to come in and perform actively. Everyone can rely on everyone else. This leads to a distinct team spirit, which is even more surprising considering the age differences of the players. Ulli Büsel’s special commitment towards musical education is therefore highly recognized.
Almost all members of VIOLINISSIMO are award winners of the competition „Jugend musiziert“ („Youth makes music“). Besides regular charity concerts, the Youth Chamber Orchestra VIOLINISSIMO takes part in national and international competitions and is the winner of various competitions – among others:
☆ Winner of the Bavarian Orchestra Competition 2011
☆ Winner of the German Orchestra Competition 2012
☆ Tassilo Culture Award granted by Süddeutsche Zeitung 2012
☆ VIOLINISSIMO represents Germany at the „Singapore Youth Festival“ with concerts at the Cultural Centre Hall and at the Great Hall in SOTA
☆ 2012 VIOLINISSIMO and ist artistic director Ms Ulli Büsel were honored with the signature in the Golden Book of Erding (near to Munich), hometown of VIOLINISSIMO
☆ Rotary Music Award 2013
☆ Award with distinction at the International Orchestra Competition „Summa Cum Laude“ in Vienna – concerts at the Golden Hall of Musikverein and at the Great Hall of the Wiener Konzerthaus 2013
☆ VIOLINISSIMO represents Germany at the „International Music Festival New York 2014“ – Gala Concert at the Carnegie Hall
☆ VIOLINISSIMO represents Germany at the „Cantus Music Festival“ at the Great Hall of Mozarteum in Salzburg and performs a beneficiary concert for AMREF at the Diabelli-Summer in Austria 2015
☆ Winner of the Bavarian Orchestra Competition 2015
☆ Winner as the best Bavarian Orchestra in all categories of the German Orchestra Competition in Ulm, concert at the Cathedral in Ulm 2016
☆ VIOLINISSIMO represents Germany at the „International Misatango-Festival“ in the Wiener Konzerthaus 2017
Since November 2015 the VIOLINISSIMO has been cooperating with the Music School Erding, which opens further possibilities for the young string players and enriches the cultural life in the district of Erding.
The chamber ensemble of VIOLINISSIMO is the next step of this special concept. 8 to 12 musicians of the Orchestra – all of them students at the Music Academy or future students – come together for selected projects to develop their chamber music skills and to realize their own artistic ideas.
The repertoire of the VIOLINISSIMO includes „classical“ pieces of baroque, classic and romantic periods and reaches up to sound tracks, commissioned compositions and contemporary music. The diversity of the orchestra repertoire allows the creation of fascinating and manifold programs.
The artistic director, Ms Ulli Büsel, is convinced that it is of essential importance for the young artists to get involved with contemporary music. Therefore she is in continuous search of rarely performed works to challenge the students to come up with their own thoughts and suggestions for the interpretation and not only to reproduce the music according to accessible YouTube and CD resources.
Recently, the Bavarian Radio made a recording with the orchestra. The CD with the recorded music by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Ysaye, Piazzolla and the Canadian composer Alan Torok will be released later this year.