A concert of Spanish & South American Music 


Featuring JP Jofre (bandoneon)


While the Naumburg Bandshell is closed for repairs, all concerts will be in Temple Emanu-El, at Fifth Avenue and 65th Street. 

This FREE event requires that you request tickets in advance or register with a form at the door. Allow extra time for tickets and for a security check when arriving for the concerts. Doors at the Temple open at 6:15 PM.

“The bandoneon, a cousin of the concertina, first appeared in Germany, but its biggest market was in Argentina. In this concert with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the composer and bandoneonist J. P. Jofre plays his Tangodromo No. 1—a striking demonstration of his instrument’s varied moods, from eerie croons to spiky jollity—and “Adiós Nonino,” by his countryman Astor Piazzolla, which makes for a syrupy tribute to the bandoneon’s biggest booster. They’re buttressed by storybook orchestral pieces from Spain and Latin America, including Manuel Ponce’s “Estampas Nocturnas” and two movements from Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Leyendas.”

Fergus McIntosh, The New Yorker 



Joaquin Turina | La Oracion de torero, op. 34

Joaquin Rodrigo | Zarab anda lejana y villancico

Juan Pablo Jofre
 | Tangodromo 1

Astor Piazzolla |
 Adiós Nonino

Heitor Villa-Lobos | Bachianas Brasilieras No. 9 for string orchestra

Gabriela Lena Frank | Chasqui and Coqueteos

Manuel Ponce
| Estampas Nocturnas: La Noche  Entiempos del Ray Sol  Arrulladora   Scherzo de Puck


Presented by Naumburg Orchestral Concerts

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