Tango y Mas
Sunday, August 15 at 4PM Summer Outdoor Stage at Corona Plaza
For the first-time ever, Queens Theatre will step to a new outdoor stage in Corona Plaza this summer with a series of dance performances "TurnOut Queens" starting from July 11.
TurnOut Queens will take place in Corona Plaza, Queens from July 11 to September 5, every Sunday at 4pm ET. These hour-long dance performances and live music will highlight local artists.
On August 15, Frank Valiente's Tango y Mas will continue the series and will fill your senses with their joyous live music. This event is free and no tickets are required.
About the Artist
Frank Valiente, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied piano with professors Gregorio Surif , Adolfo Fasoli, harmony and orchestration with Marcolli, violín with Humberto Carfi and Aida Marani, and conducting with Teodoro Fuchs. He became member of the orchestra conducted by the above mentioned professor.
At age 16 he organized and conducted his own orchestra’’Los Juveniles del Tango’’. He was named Best New Artist at the Luna Park of Buenos Aires. In 1961, conducted the choir of the city Rosario. Moved to New York in 1971, where he recorded with diverse records companies, as arranger and musical director. He was conductor on many accasions of the local, national and international OTI Festival. Winner of first place as orchestrator at El Festival de la Canción in New York, in 1974 . For 8 years he served as musical director for Festival de Radio Mil in New Orleans and for 9 years served as musical director for Festival de Voz y Canción Dominicana of New York.
His accomplishments as director, arranger and pianist have signifiacantly contributed to the growth of latin music in the City of New York. He is the composer of the the idea of composing music to the Catholic Liturgy with accented nuance of tango.
The premiere performance was given on May 24, 1998. This work was executed in two more opportunities , in 1999 and 2000, also at the St. Patrick Cathedral in New York City. Was also performed in October 26, 2008 and October 28, 2018 at the Basilica of St. Patrick old Cathedral in New York City.
In April and December of 2018 this composition was presented in the Republic of Uruguay. It was a premiere for all Latin America, in the Cathedral of St. Fernando, the City of Maldonado and also in the city of Paysandu.
His work as pianist and musical director with famous.
International singers includes:
Singers Tango, Roberto GOYENECHE, Alberto PODESTA, Alberto ECHAGUE, Agustín IRUSTA, Alberto CASTILLO, Rubén JUAREZ, Argentino LEDESMA, Raúl LAVIE, Horacio DEVAL, Roberto FLORIO, Juan C. GODOY, Guillermo FERNANDEZ, Angel CARDENAS, Hector PETRAY, Edgardo RUSCA, Tomás ALCON, Daniel HOLODEK, Marcelo BIONDINI
Argentina internacionales-Luis Aguilé, Leo Marini, Roberto Y panés, Leo Dan, Maria Marta Serra Lima, Yaco Monti, Polo Marquez, King Clave, Isabel Sarli ,Telma Tixou, Jorge Char, El Greco, Amanda Miguel, Elio Roca, Ramona Galarza.
Brasil- Nelson Ned, Tania Maria.
Chile- Lucho Gatica, Indio Araucano, Palmira Pizarro.
Colombia-Nelson Pinedo, Carlos Julio Ramirez, Victor Hugo Ayala, Claudia de Colombia, Mario Gareña, Oscar Golden, Marlene Tovar.
Cuba- Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Rolando La Serie, Roberto Ledesma , Olga Guillot, Luisa Maria Guell, Vicentico Valdéz, Xiomara Alfaro, Orlando Contreras, Celio Gonzalez, Lisette Alvarez, Blanca Rosa Gil, Titi Soto, Manolo Fernandez.
Rep.Dominicana- Fausto Rey, Antony Rios, Fernandito Villalona, Joseito Mateo, Camboy Estevez, Luchy Vizioso, Alberto Beltrán, Rhina Ramírez, Nini Cafaro, Lopez Balaguer, Anahay, Omar Franco, Olga Lara, Vikiana.
Ecuador- Julio Jaramillo, Hilda Murillo, Hugo Henriquez, Kike Vega, Marcos Molina, Fabrizio.
España- Pedrito Rico, Juan Legido, Tomás de San Julián, Danny Daniel, Jose Vélez, Los Tadeos, Paco Montes.
Italia- Nicola dI Bari.
México- Armando Manzanero, Fernando Allende, Napoleón.
Panamá- Basilio, The Goldens Boys, Zaima Beleño.
Perú- Edith Bahr, Fetiche, Lucho Barrios.
Puerto Rico- Daniel Santos, Yolandita Monge, Carmita Jiménez, Sophy, Gilberto Monroig, Boby Capó, Iris y Lourdes Chacón, Chucho Avellanet, Vitin Avilés, Ismael Miranda, Raúl Marrero, Marvin Santiago, El Gallito de Manatí, Oscar Solo, Gloria Mirabal.
Uruguay-Olga del Grossi, Alberto Rivero, Tomas Alcón, W. Galli.
Venezuela- Felipe Pirela, Alfredo Sadel.