Concert Goes On!
By Susanna Turino
“I still want to sing for the children,” Alicia Rappoport told Audubon president April Gaydos after receiving notice that because of structural concerns, the Bellas Artes would no longer be able to host her two Aires de Tango Prohibido concerts benefiting Audubon de Mexico’s Kids and Nature program.
Fortunately, Bellas Artes staff has helped to relocate the concert, which will now take place on one night only, Friday August 29, at 7pm in the Teatro Ángela Peralta.
“We considered postponing the concert, but Alicia and the musicians have been working for months on this performance,” said Gaydos, adding that she had recently heard Alicia perform and her “voice and presence were so moving I had tears in my eyes.”
For Aires de Tango Prohibido, Alicia has chosen music from both traditional and Piazzolla’s “New Tango,” that will take you on a journey through Argentina when tango was banned by dictatorships and a later era when the people themselves resisted the “New Tango” movement.
Concert pianist, composer, and producer Ken Bichel said of Rappoport in a 2011 review, “when she sings tango, the art form she grew up with in her native Argentina, she transports the audience beyond their wildest expectations.”
Three outstanding Latin American musicians will accompany Rappoport: Argentinean Gabriel Fernández on bandoneon, who has performed all over the world with some of today’s foremost tango artists, such as Raul Di Blasio, Armando Manzanero, and Ricardo Montaner; Mexican pianist Daniel Romo; and Aldo Suarez on double bass.
Tickets for the Friday, August 29, performances are available at the Ángela Peralta Box Office at Hernandez 62 and online through audubonmex.org.
Aires de Tango Prohibido
With Alicia Rappoport
Audubon de Mexico benefit
Fri, Aug 29, 7pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta
Tickets: Teatro Ángela Peralta Box Office, Hernández Macías 62 and online at: audubonmex.org