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Andrea Kotuk/Andrea & Associates/(212) 353-9585








Organized by

the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York

and InterSchool Orchestras of New York


DATE/TIME:                       Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:                        Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, New York



ADMISSION:                      FREE; Open to the public


On Thursday, October 5, 2017, a unique Tango concert will celebrate the Centennial of the world’s most famous Tango, “La Cumparsita,” written by Uruguayan composer Gerardo Matos Rodríguez.  The concert will be held at Trinity Church and feature bandoneon master, composer and Latin Grammy Winner Raúl Jaurena, young musicians from InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), and guest conductor Martín García of National Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay.  Organized by the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York, the New York City concert with performance by the nonprofit InterSchool Orchestras of New York highlights the worldwide celebration of the Uruguayan Tango.  The Uruguayan government has officially declared 2017 as the year to celebrate the “Centennial of La Cumparsita.”  For this cultural exchange initiative, the Uruguayan musicians will work with the young New Yorkers of ISO to teach them the intricate techniques required to perform some of the most beautiful Tango pieces from the 20th century.  Musical Director of ISO, Brian Worsdale, will lead over 60 young musicians from the ISO Symphony ensemble. Professional Tango dancers will be featured center stage.  Trinity Church Wall Street will live-stream this celebration to the world through their website (link to; the concert will also be available on-demand.  ISO’s performance in New York City is one of many taking place around the world to celebrate the Uruguayan Tango.


Sponsors for this event include: Trinity Church Wall Street, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Orquesta Sinfónica del Sodre (National Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay), Uruguay XXI (Investment and Export Promotion Agency), Un Paseo por los Sentidos – Uruguay Natural and Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay, New York Office.




InterSchool Orchestras of New York

Founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1974, the InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) began with a single orchestra of 20 children.  Today, ISO serves more than 350 children, creating opportunities for school-aged children in New York City to make music together through seven orchestras and a symphonic band.  ISO provides a nurturing environment where all children can realize their personal best, achieve high artistic standards, and share music with the community.  The ensembles perform in major concert halls, schools and community centers, bringing great music to over 7,000 people annually.  Generous financial aid and scholarships ensure that every child can participate.  For more information, please visit



Additional Information

Master Raúl Jaurena
Conductor Martín García
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