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The Binelli-Ferman Duo Presents Tango in The Heights

November 12, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

New York, NY – Argentinean bandoneonist/composer Daniel Binelli and Uruguayan-American pianist Polly Ferman will perform Tango in the Heights on Friday, November 16 – 7:00 PM at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Avenue in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. This is presented by Pan-American Musical Art Research (PAMAR) and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance as part of the 7th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW).

Mr. Binelli and Ms. Ferman and a group of tango dancers will present a program featuring the music of Astor Piazzolla, as well as compositions by Daniel Binelli and other tango masters. Binelli and Ferman have united their talents to develop and further the appreciation of the tango, milonga, candombe, and other Latin American musical forms in the rarely heard partnership of the bandoneón and piano. The evening will also feature a tango dance lesson.

Suggested donation for the November 16 program is $15. For more about this program, other events ion Washington Heights and complete LACW event listings, visit http://www.lacw.net/.

Daniel Binelli is an internationally renowned master of the bandoneon, acclaimed as the foremost exponent and torchbearer of the music of Astor Piazzolla. As a composer, many international orchestras, ensembles, Tango companies and soloists have commissioned and/or performed his works, including the Zurich Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival, Montevideo Philharmonic, Colombia Symphony, and Buglisi/Foreman Dance Company as well as Osvaldo Pugliese Orquesta Tipica (Argentina) and Tango 7 (Switzerland). Visit his website and the Binelli-Ferman Duo webpage at http://www.danielbinelli.com.

Polly Ferman has been called "musical ambassador of the Americas" by the Japan Times. One of the leading interpreters of the music of the Americas, her extensive tours as a soloist have included performances with orchestras and in recitals throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe. She has performed in Cuba with the all-female chamber orchestra Camerata Romeu and is the Creator and Music Director of GlamourTango - http://glamourtango.com/home/default.asp. Her recordings are available on Music Masters, Musical Heritage Society, PAMAR, EPSA Music and Sondor. She is a Steinway Artist and Founder/CEO of Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR) and New York City’s Latin American Cultural Week - http://www.lacw.net/. Visit her at http://www.pollyferman.net.

Latin American Cultural Week (LACW) is a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America, with theater, music, dance, film, auctions and visual arts, November 9-17, throughout New York City, including several events in Washington Heights. LACW sponsors include Washington Heights and Inwood (WHIN) Music Project, BuenaVision TV, NYC Latin Media & Entertainment Commission; New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; New York State Council on the Arts; Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, JP Morgan Chase, El Diario, Impacto News, De Norte a Sur; Voz Latina, Rennert Language Schools, Shibui Markets, Consulate General of Argentina and NYC-Arts.

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), producer of LACW 2012, is a non-profit organization seeking to promote better knowledge, understanding and coexistence between the various cultures and countries of the Americas, primarily through an ongoing and vital exchange of their artistic fields, as well as educational programs through the NY Public School system. Founded in 1984 in New York City by Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, PAMAR is an artistic resource center. Visit them at http://www.pamar.org.

For more information about Tango in the Heights, LACW or PAMAR, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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