Date: 3 - 22 August 2010
Venue: Sadler's Well, Rosebery Avenue EC1R
Argentina's tango musical Tanguera comes to Sadler's Wells for a strictly limited run.
Choreography by renowned award-winning Argentine dance star Mora Godoy and a seductive score performed by a full orchestra with Argentine tango singer Marianela live on stage.
A huge success in its native Buenos Aires, where it ran for 18 months, this spellbinding new show has dazzled audiences in New York, Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Tokyo.
For further information: www.sadlerswells.com/show/Tanguera
Date: Monday, 30 August 2010, 6pm
Venue: Saint-Martin-in-the-fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
6pm - Duo Rossi Pompilio
Formed in Argentina in 2005, this sensational guitar duo features the formidable talents of two rising stars. Having won numerous prizes worldwide, individually, these two exceptional performers decided to combine their abilities in creating Duo Rossi Pompilio.
7.45pm - London Concertante
The UK’s leading chamber ensemble celebrates the release of their latest CD Piazzolla and Beyond with this concert, combining Vivaldi’s masterpiece with the master of modern Argentinian tango’s response: the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
10pm - David Gordon Trio. David Gordon (Piano), JOnty Fisher (Double Bass) and Paul Cavaciuti (Drums).
This world-class trio's latest project features uniquely crafted treatments of songs from South America, including those of Simón Díaz, Mercedes Sosa, Victor Jara and Jorge Cafrune, as well as Latin-jazz tunes by Chick Corea and Michel Petrucciani. Milonga, zamba, chacarera – a spicy feast for all lovers of jazz and Latin music.
For further information: www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/jserv/concerts/
Date: Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Venue: Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX
An iconic member of the Spanish rock frontline for the past two decades, song craftsman and Latin Grammy-winner, Andrés Calamaro comes to London for a very much awaited London debut, featuring all-time hits and provocative new songs from the recently released “On the rock”, his latest album.
Born and raised in Argentina and by choice a citizen of two cities –Buenos Aires and Madrid-, Calamaro has crossed established genre-boundaries to bring together the long-standing tradition of South American rock & pop and other eclectic ingredients, from flamenco to tango, rumba, milonga and bolero. To a stunning result: catchy tunes and lyrics recorded by his unique voice and choired by millions of fans all over Latin America, the US and the Iberian Peninsula.
For further information: www.troxy.co.uk
Date: 18 - 26 September 2010
Venue: 49 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QZ
Following the success of the first Argentine contemporary art exhibition held in 2006, the Embassy of Argentina in London presents Casa abierta / Open House Exhibition 2010.
The celebration of the Bicentenary of Argentina will set the framework for an exhibition in which once again the very best of Argentine contemporary art will be shown.
As in 2006, the setting for the exhibition will be the Argentine Ambassador's Residence in Belgrave Square.
Cutting edge art-works belonging to public and private collections and pieces especially commissioned for the occasion will interact with the sumptuous interiors of the Residence.
Internationally acclaimed artists who had their works exhibited at some of the world's most important galleries and art encounters will exhibit together with the most prominent artist of the new generation.
Fernando Farina will be the curator.
For further information: culture@argentine- embassy-uk.org
Date: 16 - 19 September 2010
River Tango 2010 - London International Tango Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever – 4 days of star performances, cutting-edge workshops led by top international tango maestros and live music, as well as two days of free dancing into the night on London’s vibrant riverside, at the National Theatre on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September featuring lessons for beginners, tango demonstrations and free concerts.
The festival will also feature performances from renowned DJs from Buenos Aires mixing classic tango tunes with the most recent music trends from Argentina as well as top international bands playing traditional and electronic tango.
In 2009 visitors and tangueros from more than 20 countries travelled to the capital to take part in this four-day tango festival.
To coincide with this year´s celebrations of 200 years of independence in Argentina, River Tango 2010 - London International Tango Festival will be truly stunning. Breathtaking. Pure fun.
For further information: www.rivertango.co.uk
Date: Monday, 20 December 2010, 7.30pm
Venue: Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Bax Elegiac Trio
Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet
Piazzolla Five Tango Sensations
The programme begins with two eloquent trios for flute, viola and harp, both written during the First World War: Debussy’s evocation of a lost world of eighteenth-century grace, and Arnold Bax’s commemoration of the dead of the Dublin Easter Rising. From a few years earlier there’s Vaughan Williams’s Phantasy Quintet for strings (with two violas), a little-known work of great beauty. Then after Puccini’s Cristantemi (Chrysanthemums), a touching string quartet miniature written for a winter funeral, Julian Rowlands is the guest soloist in the colourful Five Tango Sensations for bandoneón and string quartet by the great Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla.
For further information: www.wigmore-hall.org.uk