Misatango in Berlin

April 4 – 7, 2024 | Berlin, Germany

The premiering project of the series CHORALSPACE PRODUCTIONS is a cooperation with the Misatango Choir Festival Vienna and brings to Philharmonie Berlin Martín Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires. The project will be directed jointly by the composer himself and Saul Zaks, the “Artistic Director” of the SCL Festival in Vienna. The four-day project brings together singers from all over the world and culminates in the performance of Palmeris Misatango and the world premiere of “De Profundis” at the Philharmonie on April 7, 2024.

Misatango (Misa a Buenos Aires)

Misa a Buenos Aires, also known as Misatango, was written by Argentine composer Martín Palmeri. The choral work is arranged for soprano_soloist, bandoneón, strings, piano and mixed SATB choir. Misatango is a sung Roman mass in Tango style.
The work manifests Palmeri’s splendid talent for integrating stylistic features of the tango into his compositions. The marvellous employment of the bandoneón, sometimes as a singing voice, then again as a rhythm instrument, assures the preservation of the “tango soul.” It is with excellent melodic and ingenious richness that Palmeri mixes the various tone colors of the tango with the various characteristics of the individual parts of the liturgical text.


World premiere of the piece “De Profundis” by Martin Palmeri
Selected pieces by individual ensembles
Martin Palmeri: Misa a Buenos Aires

Tickets for the Festival Concerts

April 7, 2024 at 15:00
Philharmonie Berlin Kammermusiksaal
Misatango Festival
Info & Tickets (Reservix)

Youth Chamber Orchestra VIOLONISSIMO

The VIOLINISSIMO Youth Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2004 by violinist Ulli Büsel in Erding near Munich, who is also the musical director. Since then, the ensemble has convinced with numerous first prizes at national and international competitions and continues to delight audiences with its special concept of performing independently and energetically on stage without a conductor. The Bayerischer Rundfunk dedicated a special radio programme to the orchestra and produced a CD with various formations of the ensemble in 2017. The Süddeutsche Zeitung honoured VIOLINISSIMO with the Tassilo Prize. Concert tours have taken the successful ensemble as far as Singapore, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Konzerthaus in Vienna or the Smetana Hall in Prague, etc.. The JKO VIOLINISSIMO has been cooperating with Martín Palmeri and Saul Zaks since 2017 as part of the Misatango Festival.

Saul Zaks
Principal Conductor

Respected and charismatic conductor Saul Zaks received a 2016 Grammy nomination in the Best Tango Album category for the CD he recorded with Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet pianist Pablo Ziegler. Zaks has a long-standing friendship with fellow Argentinean Martin Palmeri. The idea for a project that combines the stylistically authentic elements of Argentine choral and instrumental music arose from a long-term professional collaboration between the two.

and participating opportunities

For more details on the schedule of the event and the participation opportunities, please visit the website of the Misatango Festival or write an email to the artistic team at info@misatango.com

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