Latin American Cultural Week
Uruguayan-American pianist and music director Polly Ferman and her acclaimed GlamourTango ensemble will be in concert on Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m. at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street in Manhattan. This will be the opening event of the Pan American Musical Art Research’s (PAMAR’s) 7th Annual Latin American Cultural Week in New York City.
GlamourTango is a celebration of women in tango, performed by a company of world-renowned musicians (including piano, bandoneon, guitar, violin and double bass virtuosos), dancers, and a vocalist. It takes the audience on a musical journey through the 20th century with a different and renewed vision of the role of the woman in tango.
See a YouTube video of the group below and for more information, please visit them here.
Under the leadership and musical direction of pianist Polly Ferman, other members of the ensemble include Eleonora Ferreyra, bandoneon, Ina Paris, violin, Tali Roth, guitar and Iris Ornig, bass. Special guest will be singer Roxana Fontan. The ensemble will be joined by dancers Mariana Parma, Mariana Galassi, Ana Padron and Karina Romero. Tickets for the November 9, 2012 program are $30 general admission and are available by calling 1-800-838-3006 or by visiting here. For more about the program, visit Latin American Cultural Week here.
PAMAR's annual LACW, this year from November 9, 2012 through November 19, 2012 includes participating institutions and artists throughout New York City, hosting presentations of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts from or influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America.
Among supporting institutions are the American Symphony Orchestra, The World Music Institute, Sotheby's, Christie's, Instituto Cervantes, Clemente Soto Velez Educational Center, Carnegie Hall, Museo del Barrio, Americas Society, Cuban Artist Fund, Music Artist Guild, Jose Limon Dance Company, and Repertorio Español.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and funded in part by a grant from the NYC & Co. Foundation.
LACW is supported by the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission, the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York, LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) and corporate sponsors. For more about LACW, please visit their site here.
Polly Ferman has been called "musical ambassador of the Americas" by the Japan Times. One of the leading interpreters of the music of the Americas, her extensive tours as a soloist have included performances with the Symphonies of San Francisco, Colorado, Vancouver, and Indianapolis, as well as orchestras in Japan, Ukraine, Philippines, Brazil, in addition to recitals in New York, Tokyo, Washington, DC, London, Munich and Buenos Aires. She has performed in Cuba with the all-female chamber orchestra Camerata Romeu and is the Creator and Music Director of GlamourTango. Her recordings are available on Music Masters, Musical Heritage Society, PAMAR, EPSA Music and Sondor. She is a Steinway Artist, and Founder/CEO of Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR) and New York City’s Latin American Cultural Week. For more information, please visit her here.
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