Sunday, May 13, 2012

Texas Boys Choir Travels to Argentina!

Recognized by composer Igor Stravinsky as the "best boys´ choir in the world," the Texas Boy's Choir is brilliant. Since 1946, it has won hundreds of recognitions including two Grammys awards. They have sung in several countries of the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, as well as for the Pope, several U.S. presidents, kings and heads of state from around the world.

The Texas Boys Choir is preparing to leave for Argentina on May 17, 2012 to participate in an international music festival in Argentina. This is the first time the choir has traveled internationally since 2004. They will be the only group representing North America at this festival. We are very proud of our boys and excited about the opportunity to participate in this event!

Iguazú en Concierto is an international festival featuring children and youth orchestras and choirs. Seven hundred children and youths from the five continents play music together in one of most amazing natural scenarios of the world: the Iguazú Falls and the Misiones forest in its entire splendor.
During 6 uninterrupted days, free concerts are held at the best hotels of the region, La Aripuca and the Puerto Iguazú amphitheater. The festival closes with a mega-concert at the Sheraton Hotel gardens, within the Iguazú National Park. An outstanding staging that gathers orchestras, choirs and soloists in a single stage with the Iguazú Falls as backdrop.
This year, Iguazú en Concierto will feature a film soundtrack repertoire that will go through greatest movie songs of all times. Also, Gustavo Santaolalla, winner of two Oscar awards for musical composition for Brokeback Mountain (2006) and Babel (2007), will be the guest of honor and one of the directors of the grand final concert.
The 700 children and young musicians
Iguazú en Concierto has received representatives from all over the world: China, United States, Russia, South Africa, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Costa Rica, among many others.
Each orchestra, choir and soloist is chosen after a thorough research by the festival´s Artistic Direction headed by Andrea Merenzon, nationally and internationally recognized in her field and winner of a Latin Grammy award in 2005.
The 700 children and youths rehearse all together at master classes conducted by professors and soloists of the Colón Theater. During those rehearsals, these little talents prepare the final repertoire that they will perform at the grand final concert, at the so-called “Iguazú en Concierto Grand Orchestra and Choir”.

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