The Consulate General of Argentina in New York - September
September 2023
Consulate General of Argentina
12 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019

Thursday, September 14
6 - 8pm EDT
Axel Quincke in piano concert

Axel Quincke is an Argentine pianist, composer, environmental lawyer and producer. Although his greatest influence is classical music, he gives concerts in which, in addition to this style, he plays his own improvisations and arrangements on other music genres, such as experimental music, jazz, Argentinian folklore, tango, RB & B, blues and rock among others.

The program includes a repertoire of Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Chopin, Piazzola, Bach

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Friday, September 22
6 - 8pm EDT
Alejandro Brittes and his Quartet

Alejandro Brittes, accordionist, composer, researcher and interpreter of music of the Argentine Littoral region, has been declared one of the most relevant contemporary innovators and ambassadors of chamamé. He was awarded the Best Musician award at the prestigious Cosquín festival in 1996 in Argentina with an original work.

Brittes focuses on exploring, evoking and innovating the ancestral legacy of the chamamé, which has survived great challenges throughout history, and which flourishes today. Performing a historical repertoire created in Missions, he performs chamamé classics and original material with his Quartet.

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Wednesday, September 27
6 - 8pm EDT
Tribute to the award-winning Argentine filmmaker Leonardo Favio

Leonardo Favio was an Argentine singer, actor and filmmaker. He is considered one of Argentina's best film directors and one of the country's most enduring cultural figures, as well as a popular singer-songwriter throughout Latin America.

Gatica, el mono is a 1993 Argentine drama film directed by Leonardo Favio. It is a biopic of Argentine boxer José María Gatica. The film was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Academy Awards.

Book Presentation
The journalist Florencia Halfon presents her second book, "Favio in force: a journey through his passions". In it, the author profiles Leonardo Favio and opens a window from which to spy on the universe of the popular idol through the passions that drove his life and his work: his affections, cinema, music and militancy.

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