FRI | NOV 22 | 8 PM
$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens
“…exuberant, virtuosic performance…” – The New York Times
“… ferocious performance, emotionally wrenching playing…” – Los Angeles Times
Gustavo Casenave’s music has received well-deserved recognition from a variety of sources: Four-Time Latin Grammy Nominee, Steinway Artist, 2019 QCA Awardee, 2013 New Music USA, 2013 Con Edison Composer Residency Award; 1999 International Award: “Europe Jazz Fest”; 1996 Berklee College of Music (among the ten best composers in 30 years). With 33 albums under Casenave’s name, he has been touring worldwide since 1996, collaborating and performing with: Yo-Yo Ma, John Patitucci, Eddie Gomez, Bette Midler, Robert Duvall, Deepak Chopra, Mark Egan, Manolo Badrena and Paquito D’Rivera among others. He is one of the most in-demand tango pianists and composers in the US, directing numerous tango shows including Tango Fire (2009), Forever Tango (Japan 2004) and Tango Lovers (2013 – 2015.
His quartet reunites some of the very top Latin American musicians in New York, including Grammy Award winner bassist Pedro Giraudo, Grammy Award Winner Saxophonist Alejandro Aviles, and master percussionist Franco Pinna. Together, they create an original, virtuosic and passionate music proposal, based on Casenave’s compositions, furnished with breathtaking improvisations, exploring the worlds of South American jazz, blended with tango and classical.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, and Paul A. Vallone; the Booth Ferris Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.
Support for our programs is also provided by Acrobuffos/Seth Bloom & Christina Gelsone, Angela An, Robin Bell-Stevens, Dongjiang Bi, Cathay Bank, Douglass Chan, Amy Mak Chan, Sharon Chen, Ginger Chinn, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Exploring the Metropolis, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Matthew Goldner, Howard Graf & Kathy Donovan, Guru Krupa Foundation, Lily Han, Heather Harrison, Belinda Pilin Hsu, Alice & Steve Huang, Hung Pin Hung, Raymond D. Jasen, the Jim Henson Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Frank Macchio, Materials for the Arts, William McClure / Queens College, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Jassy Z. Min, New York Chinese Chorus, Northwell Health, Carlos Ortiz, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens Courier, Resorts World, Camillo Reyes, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Helen Shieh, Richard Siu, Curtis Smith, Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Michael Tang, Veronica Tsang, Tai & Tony Wang / Glow Foundation, Jay Wegman, Constance Wingate, Anna Wu, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, Sandy Yeh, Shane Yeh, and Angela Qi Zhang. We are extremely grateful to the anonymous donor who contributed a $40,000 challenge gift in honor of our 40th anniversary and inspired so much generosity in others. Support at $500 and up for the 2020 fiscal year is included.