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Teatro Colon 2015 Season


The prestigious Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, has announced its program for the 2015 Season, which features among other great performances the outstanding presence of the ABT principal dancer, the Argetine Paloma Herrera in her farewell from dance, the return of the Abono Estelar, with Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich, and a series of popular concerts celebrating the fifth anniversary of the reopening of the Theater.

OPERA

April 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21
WERTHER
Music: Jules Massenet. Librett: Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann, based on The Shorrows of young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
New production of Teatro Colón
Musical direction: Ira Levin
Werther: Ramón Vargas
Charlotte: Anna Caterina Antonnacci
Sophie: Jaquelina Livieri
Albert: Cem Beran Sertkaya
Bailli: Alexander Vassiliev

May 8, 9, 10, 12, 14
L’ ELISIR D’ AMORE
Comic Opera in two acts (1832). Music: Gaetano Donizetti. Libretto: Felice Romani, based on Le Philtre by Eugène Scribe, on the original by Silvio Malaperta
New production of Teatro Colón.
Musical direction: Ivan Ciampa
Adina: Adriana Kucerová
Nemorino: Ivan Magri
Belcore: Giorgio Caoduro
Dulcamara: Simón Orfila

June 16, 19, 21, 23
QUARTETT
Epic Opera (2011). Music: Luca Francesconi. Libretto: Luca Francesconi, based on the homonymous piece by Heiner Müller.
Argentinian premiere. Production of Teatro alla Scala de Milán / IRCAM (París)
Musical director: Brad Lubman
Stage director: Alex Ollè (La Fura dels Baus)
Marquise de Merteuil: Allison Cook
Viscount de Valmont: Robin Adams

July 14, 17, 18, 19, 21
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
Music: Pietro Mascagni. Libretto: Giovani Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, based on La malasangre, by Giovanni Verga.
Musical director: Roberto Paternostro
Turiddu: Enrique Folger
Santuzza: Guadalupe Barrientos
Alfio: Leonardo Estévez
PAGLIACCI
Music: Ruggero Leoncavallo. Libretto: Ruggero Leoncavallo.
Production of Ópera de Lieja
Prologue: Luis Gaeta
Canio: José Cura
Nedda: Mónica Ferracani
Tonio: Fabián Veloz
Silvio: Gustavo Ahualli
Beppe: Sergio Spina

September 20, 23, 26, 29
DON CARLO
Music: Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto: Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle, based on Don Carlos, infante of Spain, by Friedrich Schiller
Production of Teatro Colón
Musical Director: Ira Levin
Stage director: Eugenio Zanetti
Don Carlos: Ramón Vargas
Elisabetta de Valois: Tamar Iveri
Princess Eboli: Violeta Urmana
Rodrigo, marquis de Posa: Fabián Veloz
Felipe II: Alexander Vinogradov
The Great Inquisitor: Alexei Tanovitski

November 3, 6, 8, 10
EL ÁNGEL DE FUEGO (THE FIERY ANGEL)
Music: Serguei Prokofiev. Libretto: Serguei Prokofiev, based on the homonymous novel by Valery Briusov.
New production of Teatro Colón
Musical Director: Ira Levin
Ruprecht: Vladimir Baykov
Renata: Elena Popovskaya
Agrippa von Nettelsheim / Mefistófeles: Roman Sadnik
Inquisitor: Alexei Tanovitski

December 4, 6, 9, 11
PARSIFAL
Music: Richard Wagner. Libretto: Richard Wagner, based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach.
New production of Teatro Colón
Musical Director: Roberto Paternostro
Stage Director: Katharina Wagner
Parsifal: Christopher Ventris
Gurnemanz: Stefen Milling
Amfortas: Ryan Mc Kinny
Kundry:Irene Theorin
Klingsor: Kay Stiefermann

BALLET

March 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
NEOCLASSICAL TRILOGY IV
SINFONÍA ENTRELAZADA
Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Symphony No. 29)
DIAMANTE
Choreography: Éric Frédéric
Music: Béla Bartók
RHAPSODY ON A PAGANINI THEME
Choreography: Mauricio Wainrot
Music: Serguei Rachmaninov
Production of Teatro Colon
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

August 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
SYLVIA
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Music: Léo Delibes
Argentine premierte
New Production of Teatro Colon
Guest dancer: Alicia Amatriain (Stuttgart Ballet)
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

October 11*, 13*, 14, 15*, 16, 17*
ONIEGUIN
Farewell of Paloma Herrera, first dancer of the ABT
Choreography: John Cranko
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
Production of Teatro Colon
Guest dancer: Paloma Herrera (American Ballet Theatre)*
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

December 20, 22, 23, 26 27
ANA KARENINA
Choreography: Boris Eifman
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
New Production of Teatro Colon
Argentine premiere
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

May 24
CELEBRATION GALA
Fifth anniversary of the reopening of Teatro Colón
TECHNICAL FUGUE
Choreography: Éric Frédéric
Music: Alexander Balanescu
TANGO
Choreography: Lidia Segni
Music: Astor Piazzolla
Primavera Porteña / Calambre / Invierno Porteño / Libertango / La Muerte del Angel / Nuestro Tiempo / Zum
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon

May 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
THE SWAN LAKE
Choreography: Peter Wright and Galina Samsova
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
Production of Teatro Colon
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

August 16
INTERNATIONAL GALA
Farewell performance of the first dancer Maricel De Mitri
First part:
Soloists of Ballet Nacional SODRE (Uruguay)
Soloists of Royal Ballet (London)
Soloists of Royal Ballet of Flanders (Belgium)
ADAGIETTO
Maricel De Mitri – Alejandro Parente
Choreography: Oscar Aráiz
Music: Gustav Mahler
Second Part:
SINFONÍA ENTRELAZADA
Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
ONIEGUIN
Final Pas de deux
Maricel De Mitri – Alejandro Parente
Choreography: John Cranko
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

OFBA CONCERTS

The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, will offer a series of concerts dedicated to the integral interpretation of the nine symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the reopening of the Theater, and a series of 14 concerts throughout the year.

ABONO ESTELAR - STELLAR CONCERTS

July 24, 25
Daniel Barenboim
WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA
Conductor: DANIEL BARENBOIM
Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Arnold Schönberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1
Pierre Boulez: Sur Incises

July 26
MARTHA ARGERICH – DANIEL BARENBOIM
Duo of pianos

July 29 , 20
WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA
Conductor :DANIEL BARENBOIM
Soloist: MARTHA ARGERICH

August 7, 8
WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA
Conductor :DANIEL BARENBOIM
Richard Wagner: Overture of “Tannhäuser”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple concert for violin, cello and piano
Arnold Schönberg: Pélleas et Mélisande

August 1: Centro Islamico, Av Bullrich 55
August 4: Teatro Colon
August 5: Templo Libertad 769
August 6: Metropolitan Cathedral
SOLOISTS OF THE WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SERIES

March 25
WYNTON MARSALIS, TRUMPET
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

April 24
JAIME TORRES AND HIS GROUP

June 2
EVGUENI KISSIN, piano

August 12
PAULA ALMERARES, soprano
KARIN LECHNER, piano

September 1
DANIEL BINELLI, bandoneon
Eduardo Isaac, guitar
Polly Ferman, piano

September 4
LITO VITALE & guest artists

October 2
DINO SALUZZI, bandoneon

Domingos de Camara - Intérpretes Argentinos (Chamber Sundays): Series of FREE concerts on Sundays at 11 am, by renowned Argentinean chamber groups at the main concert hall of Teatro Colón.
Free tickets must be picked up from the previous Friday and up to 2 hours before every performance. Only 2 tickets per person will be handed, limited to the theater's capacity.

The 2015 Season will come complete with the program by the CETC (Centro de Experimentacion del Teatro Colón), the program Colón Contemporáneo (contemporary works); and ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón). And the concerts performed at the Theater by private musical organizations like Nuova Harmonia and Mozarteum Argentino.

Season´s Tickets on sale according to this schedule:
Philharmonic orchestra: February 18 to February 27
Opera and Ballet: February 18 to March 6 
ABONO ESTELAR April 1. April 6 to 24: sale of remnant tickets

Tickets for individual dates on sale, subject to availability after the sale of Season´s Tickets.
Theater's box office: Tucuman 1171
Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sundays, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For more information, visit Teatro Colón official website.
Click here to download the complete 2015 program

Football Soccer in Buenos Aires - Calendar of matches February - December 2015

The fixture of football (soccer) matches in Buenos Aires for the year 2015 has been announced. It comprises the matches in the First Division National Tournament, and the international tournaments "Recopa Sudamericana 2015", and "Copa Libertadores 2015".

The "Superclasico" Boca vs River, defined as one of the most fascinating sports experiences worldwide, will take place on May 3rd at Boca Juniors Stadium.

Don't miss the opportunity of attending one of these exciting games the easiest and safest way, with a service that includes tickets, transfers, and bilingual host, provided by one of the leading companies in football tours. Contact me and make your reservation!

FEBRUARY 2015
Friday 6: River Plate vs San Lorenzo - Recopa Sudamericana 2015
Wednesday 11: San Lorenzo vs River Plate - Recopa Sudamericana 2015
Friday 13: Racing vs Rosario Central
Saturday 14: San Lorenzo vs Colon
Sunday 15: Boca Juniors vs Olimpo
Sunday 15: Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Rafaela
Friday 20: Independiente vs Sarmiento
Saturday 21: Velez vs Cruzero del Norte
Sunday 22: River Plate vs Quilmes
Tuesday 24: Racing vs Guaraní (Paraguay) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Thursday 26: Boca Juniors vs Montevideo Wanderers (Uruguay) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Saturday 28: San Lorenzo vs San Martin

MARCH 2015
Sunday 1: Boca Juniors vs Atletico Rafaela
Thursday 5: River Plate vs Tigres (México) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Friday 6: Huracan vs Gimnasia
Saturday 7: Independiente vs Belgrano
Sunday 8: River Plate vs Union
Tuesday 10: Racing vs Sporting Cristal (Perú) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Wednesday 11: Boca vs Zamora (Venezuela) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Sunday 15: Racing vs Colon
Sunday 15: Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia
Thursday 19: River Plate vs Juan Aurich (Perú) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Saturday 21: Velez vs Belgrano
Sunday 22: River Plate vs Godoy Cruz
Sunday 22: Velez vs Belgrano
Wednesday 25: River Plate vs Sevilla (Spain) - Final Copa Euro-Americana 2015
Sunday 29: San Lorenzo vs Lanus
Sunday 29: Boca Juniors vs Estudiantes
Sunday 29: Racing vs San Martin

APRIL 2015
Wednesday 1: San Lorenzo vs Sao Paulo (Brazil) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Sunday 5: Huracan vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 5: River Plate vs San Lorenzo
Wednesday 8: Huracan vs Universitario (Bolivia) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Sunday 12: Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate
Sunday 12: Boca Juniors vs Nueva Chicago
Sunday 12: San Lorenzo vs Independiente
Tuesday 14: Racing vs Táchira (Venezuela) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Wednesday 15: River Plate vs San Jose (Bolivia) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Thursday 16: Boca Juniors vs Palestino (Chile) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Sunday 19: Lanus vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 19: River Plate vs Banfield
Sunday 19: Velz vs Gimnasia
Wednesday 22: San Lorenzo vs Danubio (Uruguay) - Copa Libertadores 2015

MAY 2015
Sunday 3: Boca Juniors vs River Plate
Sunday 3: Racing vs Lanus
Sunday 3: San Lorenzo vs Velez
Sunday 10: Independiente vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 10: River Plate vs Racing
Sunday 10: Velez vs Argentinos Juniors
Sunday 17: San Lorenzo vs Sarmiento
Sunday 17: Boca Juniors vs Aldosivi
Sunday 24: River Plate vs Rosario Central
Sunday 24: Velez vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 24: Independiente vs Tigre
Sunday 31: Racing vs Velez
Sunday 31: San Lorenzo vs Belgrano
Sunday 31: Boca Juniors vs Newell´s

JUNE 2015
Sunday 7: River Plate vs Temperley
Sunday 7: Velez vs Tigre

JULY 2015
Sunday 12: Racing vs Sarmiento
Sunday 12: San Lorenzo vs Arsenal
Sunday 12: Boca Juniors vs Quilmes
Sunday 19: River Plate vs Colon
Sunday 19: Independiente vs Atletico Rafaela
Sunday 26: Racing vs Belgrano
Sunday 26: Boca Juniors vs Union
Sunday 26: San Lorenzo vs Gimnasia

AUGUST 2015
Sunday 2: River Plate vs San Martin
Sunday 2: San Lorenzo vs Crucero del Norte
Sunday 16: Argentinos Juniors vs San Lorenzo
Sunday 16: Racing vs Arsenal
Sunday 16: Boca Juniors vs Godoy Cruz
Sunday 23: River Plate vs Huracan
Sunday 23: San Lorenzo vs Banfield
Sunday 30: Huracan vs Independiente
Sunday 30: Racing vs Gimnasia
Sunday 30: Boca Juniors vs San Lorenzo

SEPTEMBER 2015
Sunday 13: Huracan vs San Lorenzo
Sunday 20: Argentinos Juniors vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 20: River Plate vs Lanus
Sunday 20: San Lorenzo vs Racing
Sunday 27: Huracan vs Velez
Sunday 27: Racing vs Argentinos Juniors
Sunday 27: Boca Juniors vs Banfield

OCTOBER 2015
Sunday 4: Independiente vs River Plate
Sunday 4: Boca Juniors vs Cerro del Norte
Sunday 4: San Lorenzo vs Rosario Central
Sunday 18: Racing vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 18: River Plate vs Aldosivi

NOVEMBER 2015
Sunday 1: Velez vs River Plate
Sunday 1: Boca Juniors vs Tigre
Sunday 1: San Lorenzo vs Temperley
Sunday 8: Inpdendiente vs Velez
Sunday 8: River Plate vs Newell´s

Schedule subject to change of dates and addition of new matches, please check regularly on this post online for updates.

Citroën Roadshow 2015


On Sunday, March 1st, 2015, all the Champions of Citroën Total will get together in a street race in Buenos Aires, the "Roadshow de Campeones", with free access to the public

Nine times WRC champion Sébastien Loeb on a Citroën DS3 WRC, the Argentine pilot and WTCC World Champion José María “Pechito” López on the Citroën C-Elysee WTTC and the Champion of Turismo Nacional C3, Matías Rossi on the Citroën C4 he´s using this season, will be participating in this exciting event, that will start at 2 pm on Diagonal Norte & Suipacha, near the Obelisco, with special guests, surprises, and the emotion of a unique experience.

Chinese New Year Celebration in Belgrano


The Chinese New Year 4713 will be celebrated at the Chinese Quarter (Arribeños & Juramento) and Barrancas de Belgrano (Juramento & Virrey Vertiz). On this occasion, to mark the start of the Year of Wooden Sheep, a special two-day celebration will be held, on Saturday, February 14th, 2015, from 6 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday, February 15th, 2015, from 2 pm to 8 pm.

This is the most important celebration in the Chinese culture. More than 100 gastronomic and cultural stands distributed along Barrancas de Belgrano and the streets Arribeños and Mendoza will provide a festive, attractive and memorable environment for visitors. 

The mega event will feature the traditional Dragon Dance and Lion Dance, demonstrations of Oriental martial arts; Wushu Kung Fu; Tea Ceremony; Chinese Opera; Traditional Chines Puppets; Origami; and Tango Shows.

This year the Argentine Federation of Foreign Communities will also participate in the event, through the representatives of different communities residing in Argentina that will be presenting dance and music shows from different countries.

The closing of the mega event will be on Sunday with a spectacular fireworks show.

Carnaval Porteño 2015 - Buenos Aires Carnival


Every weekend from Saturday January 31st until Saturday February 28th, 2015, and on Carnaval Holidays, Monday February 16th and Tuesday February 17th, the “Carnaval Porteño 2015” (Buenos Aires Carnival) will take place at different neighborhoods, with the participation of 17 thousand artists, 112 "murgas" (carnival bands), and over one thousand drums and percussion instruments.

Murgas and carnival are the artistic expressions of the marginal neighborhoods, their songs and urban folk customs. The lyrics of these songs are called "criticas", and combine the social denunciation with humor and dancing. What identifies the "murga porteña" from others are their costumes (frock coat, gloves, top hat, and stick), the drums with cymbals, and the various traditional rhythms used to differentiate every neighborhood.

The parades will be held on the following times:
Saturdays, January 31 and February 7, 14, 21, 28: 7 PM to 2 AM.
Sundays, February 1, 8, 15, 22: 7 PM to 12 AM
Monday, February 16: 7 PM to 2 AM.
Tuesday, February 17: 7 PM to 12 AM.

Some of the locations around the city where to watch the parades:
  • Almagro: Av. Corrientes between Medrano and Bulnes
  • Almagro II: Amphitheater Parque Centenario
  • Balvanera: Av. Belgrano between Saavedra and Matheu
  • Boedo 1: Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia 
  • Boedo 2: Av. Belgrano between Colombres and Maza
  • Colegiales: Plaza de los Colegiales, Benjamin Matienzo and Conesa
  • Coghlan: Av Congreso between Donado and Lugones
  • La Boca: Benito Perez Galdoz between Necochea y Pedro de Mendoza
  • Palermo: Darwin between Cabrera and Gorriti
  • Palermo Soho: Av. Scalabrini Ortiz & Soler
  • Saavedra I: Av. Balbín between Plaza and Jaramillo 
  • Saavedra II: Av. Balbin between Pico and Arias
  • San Telmo: Av. Independencia between Bolivar and Chacabuco 
  • Villa Crespo: Av. Scalabrini Ortiz between Av. Corrientes and Padilla
All the events are free of charge.

ATP Buenos Aires "Argentina Open 2015"


The ATP Buenos Aires tournament "Argentina Open 2015", will kick off with the qualifying rounds on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The traditional tournament will receive 28 of the greatest world wide tennis players, including World´s Number 1 Rafael Nadal, from February 23rd to March 1st, 2015 at the courts of Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

The list of participating players this year includes:

Rafael Nadal - Spain - 1
Tommy Robredo - Spain - 17
Fabio Foggini - Italy - 20
Leandro Mayer - Argentina - 28
Pablo Cuevas - Uruguay - 29
Pablo Andujar - Spain - 40
Pablo Carreño Busta - Spain - 49
Federico Delbonis - Argentina - 57
Diego Schwartzman - Argentina - 58
Juan Mónaco - Argentina - 59
Paolo Lorenzi - Italy - 60
Albert Ramos - Spain - 61
Thomas Bellucci - Brazil - 62
Jiri Vesely - Czech Republic - 63
Nicolas Almagro - Spain - 67
Carlos Berlocq - Argentina - 68
Jarkko Nieminen - Findland - 70
Blaz Rola - Slovenia - 79
Maximo Gonzalez - Argentina - 97

Schedule of matches:

Qualification:
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 (from 11 am) - Free entrance

Monday 23 and Tuesday 24: 1.45 pm

Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Friday 27:
Day matches from 1:45 pm.
Evening matches: 6:45 pm.

Saturday 28:
Semifinals 2:00 pm

Sunday March 1:
Final Singles: 2:00 PM

Location: Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. Olleros 1510.
Tickets: On sale though Ticketek
More information: Argentina Open official website.

Venus and Serena Williams to play the FedCup in Argentina

Argentina and USA will play the first round of the Fed Cup´s World Group II at Pilará Tennis Club, north of Buenos Aires, on Saturday February 7 and Sunday February 8, 2015.
Venus and Serena Williams will play on the U.S. Fed Cup team, marking the first time both sisters have played the international women's team competition since April 2013.
World No. 1 Serena Williams heads USA's line-up for the World Group II first round match-up against Argentina. She will be joined by sister, Venus Williams, Varvara Lepchenko and Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys.
The Argentina team to face USA features Paula Ormaechea, Maria Irigoyen, Nadia Podoroska and Tatiana Bua.
The tie will be played on red clay.

Pilará Tennis Club is located in the city of Pilar, 56 km North of Buenos Aires.
Tickets are on sale through Ticketek.
Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event. Contact me if you need to arrange for private transportation.

Spectacular show of Fireworks and Tango on the sky of La Boca

One Night Stand by Cai Guo-Qiang. Photo: Thierry Nava, courtesy Cai Studio

On the night of Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from 8 pm, the sky over La Boca will be covered with magic, color and music by the hand of Cai Guo-Qiang. Recognized internationally as the greatest creator of fireworks worldwide, Cai Guo-Qiang produced numerous artistic events, including the fireworks show for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

“La Vida es una Milonga: tango en fuegos artificiales para Argentina” (Life is a Milonga. Tango in fireworks for Argentina), is the first event that the artist designs and performs in Latin America, and will be the biggest event of this type in Argentina. Also for the first time is the tango his source of inspiration.

On this occasion the artist uses the most advanced pyrotechnical technology that coordinates fireworks and music in an event that captures the sensuality and traces a poetic journey throughout the history of tango, its music and choreography. The artists plans to get inspired live by the movements of several dance couples, creating figures in the sky with his pyrotechnics.

La Vuelta de Rocha becomes an outdoor milonga where each member of the audience is both a spectator and a protagonist, with fireworks, dancers and musicians.

Conceived by Fundación Proa and Cai Studio, the event is produced by Alon Foundation and the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

Address: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca
Free access to the public

In parallel with this event, the exhibition Impromptu is being held at Fundacion Proa until March 1st. It consists of works created by Guo-Qiang by explosions of gunpowder, and are based on two trips that the artist took in Argentina.

Fundacion Proa: Pedro de Mendoza 1929
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm.
Entry Fee: AR$ 25
On Saturday 24 Fundacion Proa will close its doors at 4 pm

Free open air Opera, Ballet and Concerts next to Teatro Colon


The Association “Teatro Colón Historical Center” presents the first Music Festival at the Vatican Square, that will be held from Thursday January 15 to Saturday February 7, 2015, always at 8 PM.
The festival, the first of its kind in our country, will consist of 11 projections of high class concerts, operas and ballets, from the best productions worldwide, that will be projected on the large high definition LED outdoor screen that is located next to Teatro Colon. Chairs for free use of the public will be installed
The complete program consists of three operas, four ballets and four concerts, with performances by Marta Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, and Zubin Mehta, and productions from Teatro Colon, Arpeggio, the Paris Opera, the Festival of Aix au Provence, the Teatro di San Carlo and Goethe Institut.
The Festival is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires.

PROGRAM

JANUARY 2015

Thursday 15: Sleeping Beauty. Ballet. Piotr I. Tchaikovski. Teatro Colón. 02:27

Friday 16: Johannes Brahms. Concert for piano Nº 1 in D minor Op. 15 Daniel Barenboim (piano); Israel Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta 00:51
Manuel de Falla. The Three-Cornered Hat (1st Part). Elisabete Matos. Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim. 00:40

Thursday 22: Don Quixote. Ballet. Ludwig Minkus. Choreography, Rudolf Nureyev. Opéra National de Paris Orchestra. 02:26

Friday 23: Rigoletto. Opera. G. Verdi. Festival Aix au Provence (2013) 02:06. Language Italian with French subtitles.

Saturday 24: Igor Stravinsky The Firebird. París Orchestra / Pierre Boulez (ARP) 00:46
Joaquín Rodrigo. Concierto de Aranjuez. Cañizares (guitar); Berlín Philharmonic Orchestra / Simon Rattle. 00:24

Thursday 29: Dido & Aeneas. Opera. Henry Purcell. 01:38

Friday 30: Mozart Requiem. Ballet. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Choreography Boris Eifman.
Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

Saturday 31: Héctor Berlioz. Symphony Fantastique Op. 14 “An Episode in the Life of an Artist” Berlín Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons. 00:52
Maurice Ravel. Concert for piano in C major. Martha Argerich (piano);
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Yuri Temirkanov. 00:23

FEBRUARY 2015

Thursday 5: Zorba the Greek. Ballet. Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

Friday 6: La Traviata. Giuseppe Verdi. Opera. Orchestra and Choir of the Ópera Nacional de Paris. 02:54

Saturday 7: Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony Nº 9 Op. 125. Berlin Opera Choir; West Eastern Divan Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim. Soloists: Angela Denoke, Waltraud Meier, Burkhard Fritz, René Pape. 01:13

FREE ENTRANCE
Location: Vatican Square. Cerrito & Viamonte (Next to Teatro Colon)
THE PROJECTIONS WILL BE CANCELED IN CASE OF RAIN

Summer 2015: Program of Free cultural activities in Buenos Aires

The government of the City of Buenos Aires presents a summer program of cultural activities that starts next Sunday, January 11th, 2015, consisting on over 100 free events, including: musical shows, drive-in movies, theater plays, activities for children, tango shows, lessons and "milongas", and numerous musical events, every day during January and until February 11th, 2015.

For kids, Open air movie projections at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario, Av. Angel Gallardo & Leopoldo Marechal., on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 pm. And Circus shows at Polo Circo, Av. Juan de Garay & Combate de los Pozos.

The drive-in movie theater for adults will be set up at the Rose Garden, on Av Libertador & Sarmiento, every Saturday and Sunday from January 11 to February 1, at 9:00 PM. There will also be stalls for spectators without a car. 

Tango at Usina del Arte, Pedro de Mendoza 501 (La Boca). On Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1 at 4 pm, shows by renowned artists and live orchestras.

Pop, electronic and classical music shows at the big stage on Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Pampa.
And Folklore music shows at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario, Av. Angel Gallardo & Leopoldo Marechal.

All the activities are free of charge, limited to the capacity of each venue.

Click on the links above to see complete schedule of activities or visit Verano en la Ciudad website (in Spanish only).

FIA Formula-e Championship 2015 in Buenos Aires


Formula-e is a new FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series.
The Buenos Aires Formula-e race, or ePrix, the fourth of 10 races for the inaugural 2014/2015 season, will take place on January 10th, 2015. The circuit will be located in the modern Puerto Madero district to the east of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

With a length of 2.44km, the cictuit has been designed by Santiago Garcia Remohi and features 12 turns including a mix of high-speed corners, chicanes and hairpins.

The race is one of two in South America along with Round Three that tool place in Punta del Este, Uruguay on December 13 2014.

The Buenos Aires ePrix will take place on 10 January 2015 with practice, qualifying and the race all taking place over the course of the day to minimize the disruption to the host city.

Schedule:
7:00 am - 6 pm: Gates open/close
8:15 am - 9:00 am: NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 1
10:30 am - 11:00 am: NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 2
12:00 pm - 12:10 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 1
12:15 pm - 12:25 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 2
12:30 pm - 12:40 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 3
12:45 pm - 12:55 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 4
3:23 pm - 3:33 pm: Pitlane open/close
3:50 pm: FanBoost implementation
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: RACE

The Circuit in Puerto Madero:

For more information, visit Formula-e website
Tickets on sale through Ticketek

The Dakar Rally 2015 Argentina - Bolivia - Chile


The 2015 Dakar will take place in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile from the 4th to the 17th of January, in an amazing course of 9000 km.

During the last thirty years, the race has forged itself a legendary reputation on the African territory that helped it grow and become one of the major events of the international calendar. A first choice sporting competition that mixes great champions and amateurs, the event has become extremely international throughout the years, uniting up to 52 different nationalities.

The 37th edition of the Dakar, the seventh to be held on South American soil, will bring back the loop format with a course starting in Buenos Aires on January 4 and ending in the same city on January 17. The 414 vehicles on the start list and their drivers and riders will tackle over 9,000 kilometres of roads, tracks and dunes in their quest through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. 

Schedule of events: 
  • January 1st, 2nd and 3rd: Administrative & technical scrutineer at Tecnopolis, the big exhibition center North-East of Buenos Aires
  • January 3rd: Start podium. The Podium will be located outside "Casa Rosada", the government house in Plaza de Mayo, between 3 pm and 10.30 pm.
  • January 4th to 10th: 2015 Dakar Rally in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile
  • January 10 and 12th: Rest day in Iquique
  • January 17th: Podium, finishing ceremony at Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires
For more information, route maps and news, visit Dakar 2015 Rally official website.

Horse Racing: Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini 2014


The Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini, the most important classic race in the Argentine horse racing calendar, and one of the oldest in the history of Latin American turf, will take place this Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at Hipodromo de San Isidro, from 1:00 PM.

This prize was created in 1887, in honor of one of the founders and first president of Buenos Aires Jockey Club, Carlos Pellegrini, who was also President of Argentina. The race, run on a distance of 2400 meters by horses from different countries, marks the end of the horse racing season in Argentina.

The Pellegrini (G1) will be the 14th race and will start at 7.30 pm. The journey will consist of a total of 19 races, with other three Great Prizes: Copa de Plata (G1); Anchorena (G1); and  Alzaga Unzué (G1).

There will be activities for the whole family, including:
  • Playground for children
  • Exhibition of classic cars and carriages
  • Live Music
  • Food courts
At 5 PM different figures of the local sport scene will run a 500 meter race in aid of Santo Domingo Savio school. Among the participants are Magdalena Aicega (Las Leonas hockey player), Jose Acassuso (professional tennis player), Polito Pieres (polo), Manuel Contepomi (rugby), Lia Salvo (considered the world´s best female polo player), Ignacio Novillo Astrada (polo), among others.

Entrance is free of charge.

Access Hipodromo de San Isidro:
Av. Marquez & Av. Santa Fe, San Isidro
Rotonda Av. Marquez & Av. Fleming

73rd Argentine Pato (Horseball) Championship

The Final of the 73rd Argentine Pato (Horseball) Championship (Abierto Argentino de Pato), the most important tournament of this sport in Argentina, will take place on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo, at 4 PM..

The preliminary stages of the tournament took place at the Campo Argentino de Pato, in Campo de Mayo (Buenos Aires), with the participation of the best players of our National Sport. Pato (Horseball) is a traditional Argentine equestrian sport, practiced since the beginning of the XVII century, and declared as Argentina's National Sport in 1953. "Pato" is an exciting game that combines polo and basketball, and in which two teams made up of 4 players each, by a series of passes and combinations to elude their adversaries, try to introduce the "Pato" (Duck) through a vertical ring. The rings, located at the center of each end of the field, are 1 meter (3.3 ft) diameter, and are located on 2.4 m (7.9 ft) high poles. The "Pato" is a ball with six handles. The player that is in possession of the "Pato" must hold it and ride with his right arm extended, offering the rivals the opportunity to steal it.

Pato is a similar, but earlier version, of the game of Horseball played in France, Portugal, and other countries.

The Campo Argentino de Polo is located on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, Palermo
Tickets will be on sale at the stadium on the same day, from 2 pm.

Gallery Nights December 2014 - Special and last edition of the year in Palermo

On Thursday, December 11th, 2014, from 7 PM to 10 PM, Gallery Nights, the original circuit for art lovers around more than 30 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, presents this special edition, the last of the year, that will take place in the neighborhood of Palermo. Gallery Nights is organized by the art magazine Arte al Día, the second Thursday of every month between April and December.

As always, there will be live music and free shows, and guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Chandon champagne. 

The Palermo circuit of Gallery Nights covers the streets limited by Dorrego, Gascón, Lavalleja, Córdoba and Santa Fé. There is also a free transportation service with fixed stops and a constant route to get to all of the spots in the circuit.

This event is totally free of charge.

Maps and more information: Gallery Nights website.

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