AENY – Spanish Artists in New York in partnership with Instituto Cervantes present the second edition of PLAY LOUD! a four-day music festival that will open its doors the first week of November.
Directed by Guillermo Laporta, PLAY LOUD! 2014 is set to launch at the Instituto Cervantes headquarters in New York City from November 4th to November 7th 2014, featuring a well-balanced program of ensembles and performers, exploring the intersections between music and story in their own particular way.
Participants this year include the multidisciplinary chamber music ensemble Cre.Art Project; the virtuoso ensemble Bohemian Trio; the contemporary ensemble dedicated to innovative musical performance Argento Chamber Ensemble; and the bandoneoist and composer virtuoso JP Jofre.
CRE.ART PROJECT ENSEMBLE
Founded in 2006 in Spain by musicians Guillermo Laporta and Tagore Gonzalez, and the subsequent joining of set designer David Orrico, Cre.Art Project operates under the idea of multidisciplinary interaction. The collective aims to produce shows that connect chamber music with theatre, dance, and the audiovisual to evoke a total sensory experience.
Formed in 2013 the genre-defying Bohemian Trio is a contemporary music ensemble based in New York City. Its founding members Yosvany Terry, saxophone & chékere, Yves Dharamraj, cello and Orlando Alonso, piano, are in-demand performers as well as accomplished composers. With unique instrumentation and emphasis on improvisation, the trio’s focus is to premiere new musical works from a broad range of genres: classical, Afro-Cuban, Tango, Rock, Jazz & Electronic.
ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Argento is New York City’s virtuoso ensemble dedicated to innovative musical performance and discovery of daring artistic paths. Championing cutting-edge contemporary composers, as well as framing classical repertoire in new contexts, Argento inspires the public’s musical inquiry through education, mentorship, technology, and dialogue. Founded in 2000, Argento consists of 9 core members and regularly expands to up to 30 musicians. Argento’s international reputation is the result of its strong history as a chamber ensemble, the technically demanding work it performs across the world, and its commitment to intellectually rigorous interpretation.
JP JOFRE HARD TANGO CHAMBER BAND
Argentine composer – bandoneón player virtuoso JP Jofre has been hailed as one of today’s leading artists by Lincoln Center and praised by The New York Times for his soulful, artful playing. He has performed with the legendary, 11-time Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera as well as some of the most celebrated musicians throughout the world. Mr. Jofre has headlined sold out concerts —and received standing ovations—at the prestigious Celebrity Series of Boston at the NEC’s Jordan Hall and Great Performers at Lincoln Center. He has taken his exciting contemporary tango to some of the most important venues and festivals worldwide, including the Taiwan National Theatre and Italy’s Umbria Jazz Festival.