Escalandrum • Sextet Mayor with Guillermo Fernández • Juan Pablo Navarro Septeto • Julieta Laso, Lula Bertoldi and El Brujo Salguero
Big Quintet • Ramiro Flores +1444
Artistic curator: Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla.
Musical director: Nicolás Guerschberg.
Live driving: Lalo Mir.
AUGUST 27, 28 AND 29
Astor Piazzolla Foundation, Konex Foundation and CCKonex present the Piazzolla Experience at the Konex, Centennial edition: an event that celebrates the music of the great Argentine composer, one hundred years after his birth. It will be broadcast for free on August 27, 28 and 29, through the CCKonex YouTube channel and the website experiencepiazzolla.com.
This year there will be six performances that will cover different repertoires of Piazzolla’s work: the Sexteto Mayor will be presented together with Guillermo Fernández; Escalandrum will perform versions of his latest album, 100; Juan Pablo Navarro will be part with his septet; the Quinteto Grande will perform an unusual repertoire from Piazzolla; Ramiro Flores + 1444 will bring his jazzy gaze, while the singers Julieta Laso, Lula Bertoldi and María de los Ángeles “La Bruja” Salguero will perform some of the most beautiful songs from Astor’s work.
The announcer and presenter Lalo Mir will conduct the event and will feature, on each day, a special guest: Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla, artistic curator of the festival, grandson of Astor and drummer of Escalandrum (Konex Platinum Award 2015 and Konex Award 2005), Elena Roger and Daniel Rosenfeld, director of the film “Piazzolla, the years of the shark”. Nicolás Guerschberg is the festival’s musical director and the audiovisual direction and production are in charge of Rodrigo Chan Cécere.
Says Pipi Piazzolla: “Piazzolla Experience is a festival unlike any other, it includes all styles, tango, jazz, rock, folklore, and classical music. In many cases we invite artists who have never performed Astor’s work publicly and have special work to do for the occasion. I love listening to my grandfather’s music in new ways, with new arrangements, and I think he would be very happy to see what we are doing ”.
For his part, Daniel Villaflor Piazzolla, vice president of the Astor Piazzolla Foundation and Astor’s grandson, recalls: “My grandfather used to say that the beauty of music is in that kind of game that is generated between musicians when they are on stage”. With Experienca Piazzolla we propose to transmit the essence of his work to a wide and diverse public, allowing the public and artists to be part of this beautiful “game”.
The centenary edition of the Piazzolla Experience began last year with some presentations that served as a preview of what we will experience this year: Sandra Mihanovich, Paula Maffia, Yamile Burich Quinteto, the Luminar Trio and the Astor Piazzolla Quintet performed via streaming for thousands of people who they connected from all over the world.
In 2016 and 2018, the two face-to-face editions of the festival were held, in which great artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Susana Rinaldi, Julio Pane, Jairo, Juan José Mosalini, Julia Zenko, Pedro Aznar, Néstor Marconi, Juan Carlos Baglietto, Elena Roger participated. , Hugo Fattorusso, Julieta Venegas, Fabiana Cantilo, Hilda Lizarazu, Ligia Piro, Escalandrum, the Camerata Argentina, Franco Luciani and Lito Vitale, among others.
The Piazzolla experience at Konex is possible thanks to the support of the Patronage of the City of Buenos Aires, and this year it is carried out within the framework of the Piazzolla 100 initiative, which the Astor Piazzolla Foundation launched in 2021 with the aim of promoting and empowering tributes to the Master, one hundred years after his birth.