With a great success, the 12th International Classical Music Festival, taking place during the Easter Week in Mendoza, came to an end. This cycle offers a unique experience of music and excellent wines in the wineries’ landscapes.
According to what Mendoza’ s Los Andes Newspaper published this week, “this year, the event hosted 51 concerts, 24 with local artists and 27 with foreign guests, gathering about 500 participants, among them some choirs from Germany and others from other points of the country”. Moreover, Culture Minister Marizul Ibáñez told this newspaper: “the result of this event is positive because every year, there is a higher level of artists, a larger attendance, and the wineries’ interest in participating is greater. In fact, this edition counted on the participation of more wineries. If in 2011 the event gathered 15 thousand people, it is estimated that this year the number reached 17 thousand.”
This festival broadens the tourism and cultural offer of Mendoza, and takes the classical music to natural scenes, churches and wineries. Every edition manages to improve the quality of the presentations, and participating musicians are not only from Mendoza and Argentina but also from abroad.
In this opportunity, this edition was dedicated to French composer Claude Debussy and musician Carlos Guastavino, the greatest exponent of Argentinian romantic music. It also paid homage to composer and guitarist from Mendoza, Tito Francia.
Like in previous editions, the solidarity program “Rotalac” of Rotary Club Mendoza took part in the International Festival of Classical Music through the Wine Routes, and it was in charge of exchanging tickets to the concerts. In exchange for a ticket, an 800-gr powder milk carton was donated to the Food Bank of Mendoza.
Four wineries members of WineSur were part of this “Classical Music through the Wine Routes”. On Saturday, April 7, the event held at Atamisque winery (Tupungato) counted on the participation of Estelle Revaz (Switzerland) on the cello, who played Juan Sebastián Bach’s Suites III – V and VI.
For its parts, in Tunuyán, Salentein winery presented “Escalada Trío” (clarinet, cello and piano) from Córdoba, who delighted the audience with works of Debussy, Glinka, Beethoven and Rota.
In addition, in the city of Mendoza, Dante Robino winery hosted the “Orfeus” quartet (from Mendoza), performing Mozart and Mendelssohn’s pieces.
Finally, at Bianchi winery (San Rafael), “Coro Universitario de Mendoza” (UNCuyo’s choir) conducted by Silvana Vallesi and soloist Gloria López performed Martín Palmeri’s Misa Tango program.
Translation: Carolina Lucesole