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FORMERS & PERFORMERS presents Rebecca Salazar & Pablo Zinger

FORMERS & PERFORMERS, a concert series featuring New York-based composers who also performer their own works, is presented at El Taller thanks to generous support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.Singer Rebecca Salazar brings heartfelt passion to Latin American folkloric music. 

Born to Guatemalan immigrants in New York City, she absorbed traditional, popular, and classical music, developing a singular interpretive brilliance. She imbues her performance with sultry vocals and exciting rhythms that turn every song into an intensely personal experience. 

Trained classically at Manhattan School of Music, and inspired by Latin American protest music, Rebecca has become known for her interpretation of la nueva canción and la nueva trova, as well as of samba, bolero, tango, and huapango. 

Rebecca has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall. She regularly performs in New York, and is thrilled to return to El Taller Latinoamericano for her April 13 performance alongside world-renowned pianist Pablo Zinger. 

For more information about Rebecca Salazar, please visit her website at rebeccasalazar.net 

Uruguayan-born New Yorker Pablo Zinger is widely known as a conductor, pianist, writer, composer, arranger, lecturer and narrator, specializing in the music of Astor Piazzolla, tango, Spanish zarzuela, and Latin American vocal and instrumental music. 

He has conducted and played with orchestras, singers and chamber groups throughout the Americas and in Spain, Russia, Poland, Slovenia, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Greece, Germany and Norway. 

He has accompanied Pl´cido Domingo singing tangos at Washington's Constitution Hall, conducted the closing of Paquito D'Rivera's Carnegie Hall 50th. Anniversary Concert, played and conducted the Moscow premiére of Piazzolla's María de Buenos Aires, and narrated Piazzolla's Pueblo Joven at Tokyo's Opera City, to rave reviews. In 2011 he has conducted La Bohéme in Anchorage, Alaska and played a concert in Tokyo two days after the earthquake. 
Formers and Performers is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.