Letter from the Directors
Dear Friends of New Docta,
It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you to the VI New Docta International Festival! From August 28th to September 7th, this year’s festival will showcase a schedule packed with world-class performances, educational concerts, and inspirational partnerships with hospitals, sports clubs, cultural organizations, and universities that will bring joyous music to the beloved friends, students, children and audiences that come from Córdoba and Buenos Aires, throughout South America and the US, and worldwide.
New Docta strives to harness the power of music to break down barriers, build bridges, and bring diverse communities together. This mission relies on inviting and presenting some of the world’s most dynamic musicians to perform, teach, and inspire at each of our events. Joining the New Docta Artists this year will be special guest pianist Christopher Guzman, who in addition to performing regularly in recital and with the world’s finest orchestras is professor of piano at Penn State University.
The festival will also feature guest bassist Edward Perez and percussionist Shane Shanahan. As bandleaders, instrumentalists, composers and arrangers, both artists are acclaimed for their brilliance in moving fluidly between classical, jazz, Latin and world genres. For the first time ever, New Docta has commissioned each of them to compose new works to be premiered at concerts throughout this year’s festival. We urge you not to miss out on these groundbreaking performances of their incredible music!
On the educational front, the New Docta Artists are eager to continue the “Schools to the Theater”, which allows thousands of students ages 5-8 to open their eyes and ears to the wonders of live music, many for the first time. Looking to nurture tomorrow’s Argentinean talent, New Docta will also give over 30 hours of master classes to the aspiring musicians of the UPC, UNC, and UNA.
Some of the most heartwarming moments take place when our artists play for children in the hospitals. With appearances at the Hospital de Niños de la Santísima Trinidad and the Hospital Pediátrico Garrahan, we look forward to comforting these courageous children in need of care, love, and hope as they heal towards brighter days.
To fill the air of our communities with beautiful music, New Docta looks forward to returning for a fourth year to work with the thriving students of the Escuela Orquesta Mediterránea, as well as continuing our wildly popular “Music and Sports,” in partnership with soccer, rugby, hockey and basketball clubs and their youth divisions. Also featured will be interactive performances for the children of UGAB and a thrilling presentation alongside the colorful paintings and sculptures of MACBA.
Thank you for your interest and support of New Docta. As you can see, there is truly something for everybody at this sixth edition of New Docta International Music Festival. As always, we cannot wait to see old friends and make new ones. So come one, come all to any of our events and be sure to DISCOVER THE MUSICIAN IN YOU!
Sami, Solange, and Yves