Presentation on theme: "Casa Argentina Una Noche Para El Recuerdo Sunday, May 20th, 2007 Performing Arts Center UNO Lakefront Campus University of New Orleans and 7:00 pm present."— Presentation transcript:
Casa Argentina Una Noche Para El Recuerdo Sunday, May 20th, 2007 Performing Arts Center UNO Lakefront Campus University of New Orleans and 7:00 pm present
About the artists Casa Argentina and the University of New Orleans (UNO ) have the honor to present the renowned Argentine vocal group OPUS 4. Members of the group are: Alberto Hassan, first tenor; Marcelo Balsells, second tenor; Hernando Iraola, baritone and Federico Galiana, bass. OPUS 4 has received great recognition in many countries throughout the world. The singers visited the United States seven times between 1990 and 2005, performing in several cities including New Orleans. The concert at UNO is part of the 2007 international tour. Since its creation in 1968, the group's repertoire has concentrated on the performance of popular music and music rooted in the folk traditions of Argentina and Latin America, as well as spirituals, jazz, and musicals, singing either a capella or accompanied by choruses or symphony orchestras. In 2002, OPUS 4 received the "Carlos Gardel Music Award" for its recording "Tangos, Valses y Milongas". Other awards were the "Estrella de Mar" in 1993 ( for recognition of its artistry); the "Homero Manzi" in 1995; and a nomination in 1994 for the A.C.E. award for the best production of "Opus Cuatro-Jazz. About Casa Argentina Casa Argentina is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve the Argentinean culture in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. The association sponsors various cultural, social and charitable activities throughout the year. Board of Directors Juan Jorge Gershanik, President : Betty Speyrer, Vice- President Emma Brannan, Secretary Susana Palma, Secretary Francisco Moresco, Treasurer Wilfred Harrington, Past President Yakelis Anzola Carlos Bereciartua Erika Boerr Nicole Brown Luz Caputto Gabriel Cutaia Olga García Teresa Klainer Leonard Carolyn Kurt Chair of Una Noche para el Recuerdo event is Luz Caputto. Co-chairs are Betty Speyrer and Yakelis Anzola.
PROGRAM Alfonsina y el Mar (zamba) Ariel Ramirez- Felix Luna La Flor de la Canela (vals peruano) Chabuca Granda Recuerdos de Ypacarai ( guarania) Zulema Mirkin- Demetrio Ortiz Volver a los Diecisiete (sirilla) Violeta Parra Volver (tango) Carlos Gardel- Alfredo LePera and other selections by the artists OPUS 4 invites the audience to sing along ( see enclosed pages with songs)
We extend our appreciation to the following sponsors for their very generous support Platinum New Orleans. Hispanic Heritage Foundation Whitney National Bank *Mortgage Lending Department *International Department Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Gold Salvador and Luz Caputto Gabriel Escudero Ana and Juan Gershanik Labadie & Labadie, A.P.L.L.C Susana N. Palma Florencia and Sergio Schabelman Betty and Gregory Speyrer Luis Gabriel and Audrea Uribe Silver Yakelis Anzola Dr. Louis Cucinotta and Dr. Marcia Davila Wilfred Harrington, NCARB, AIA Fred and Consuelo Husserl Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Exnicios Carolyn Kurt Gloria Elena Gutierrez Stephen D. Manshel Esteban and Maria Romano Rufinos Painting & Construction, Inc. Capt. and Mrs. J.Wedekind Bronze Blanca Acosta Emma Brannan Carla Harrington Alejandro Cesar Lurati Haydee C. Martinez Mariana Montero Jacqueline Simon William Simmons Emilia Zlatar