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August 4, 2011

2011 COSTA RICA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Aug. 5 – Jam session with Beat Kaestli & Band (Switzerland) and Costa Rica New Jazz Project, 11:30 a.m., Eugene O’Neill Theater, CCCN, Barrio Dent; concert by Túpac Amarulloa Ensemble, 5 p.m., Auto Mercado Plaza del Sol, Curridabat; concert by New York University Jazz Quintet, 7 p.m., Guápiles; concert by Beat Kaestli & Band, 8 p.m., Eugene O’Neill Theater.

Jazz Festival

Beat Kaestli.

Aug. 6 – Master class by New York University Jazz Quintet, 4 p.m., Casa de la Cultura, Limón; concert by New York University Jazz Quintet, 6 p.m., Casa de la Cultura, Limón; concert by Juilliard School Jazz Quintet, 8 p.m., Eugene O’Neill Theater.

Aug. 7 – Concert by Juilliard School Jazz Quintet, 10 a.m., National Museum, downtown San José.

    

21ST CREDOMATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

Aug. 6-21, 2011

National Theater, San José, Av. 2, Ca. 3/5, 2221-5341, www.teatronacional.go.cr

Gala concerts at 8 p.m. – Camerata Romeu (Cuba), Cuban music for all women’s string orchestra, Aug. 13; Música Temprana (Netherlands), Renaissance and Latin American Baroque music, Aug. 14; Pentafonia Quintet (Galicia, Spain), works by Mozart, Albéniz, Prokofiev, Bizet and Galician music with gaita bagpipe, Aug. 15; “De Jerusalén a Córdoba,” Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe (France) with Costa Rican actress Maritza Toruño, Aug. 16; Novus Quartet (Korea), works by Brahms, Dvorak and Bartok, Aug. 17; pianist Kim Tae Hyung (Korea), tribute to Franz Liszt, Aug. 19; Cartago Municipal Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Jessel Murray and steelpan soloist Liam Teague of Trinidad and Tobago, performing works by Bach, Vivaldi, Gershwin, Allen Torres and Liam Teague, Aug. 20.

Music at Dusk, 5 p.m. – Violines 2 (Catalonia, Spain), works by Spohr, Mazas, Beriot, Prokofiev, Bartok and Wieniawsky, Aug. 11; Revel piano and cello duo (U.S.), works by Popper, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Piazzolla, Aug. 18.

La Aduana, Barrio La California, Ca. 25, Av. 7/9, 2223-2533, 2255-3523

Special concert in honor of “Da Vinci: The Genius” exhibit, Música Temprana (Netherlands), Renaissance music, Aug. 8, 8 p.m., with private tour of exhibit after concert.

Parque España, San José, Av. 5/7, Ca. 9/11

Free open-air concert, Cartago Municipal Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Jessel Murray and steelpan soloist Liam Teague of Trinidad and Tobago, Aug. 21, 11 a.m.

Antiguo Banco Anglo, San José, Avenida Central

Free concerts, Violines 2 (Catalonia, Spain), Aug. 9, 7 p.m.; “De Jerusalén a Córdoba,” Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe (France) with Costa Rican actress Maritza Toruño, Aug. 17, 7 p.m.

Iglesia de Las Mercedes, Grecia, across from Central Park

Free concert, Pentafonia Quintet (Galicia, Spain), works by Mozart, Albéniz, Prokofiev, Chabrier, Bizet and Galician music with gaita bagpipe, Aug. 6, 8 p.m.

Templo Parroquial de San Ramón, San Ramón de Alajuela, across from Central Park

Free concert, sponsored by José Figueres Ferrer Cultural Center, Música Temprana (Netherlands), Renaissance and Latin American Baroque music, Aug. 20, 8 p.m.

Palmares Bullring, Palmares de Alajuela

Pentafonia Quintet (Galicia, Spain), works by Mozart, Albéniz, Prokofiev, Bizet and Galician music with gaita bagpipe, Aug. 14, 8 p.m.

INBioparque Amphitheater, Santo Domingo de Heredia, 2507-8107, www.inbioparque.com

Novus Quartet (Korea), works by Haydn, Schumann, Dvorak, Smetana, Massenet, Aug. 7, 5 p.m.; Camerata Romeu (Cuba), Cuban music for all women’s string orchestra, Aug. 14, 5 p.m.; Pentafonia Quintet (Galicia, Spain), works by Mozart, Albéniz, Prokofiev, Bizet and Galician music with gaita bagpipe, Aug. 21, 5 p.m.

Restaurante La Luz, Alta Hotel, Alto de las Palomas, old road to Santa Ana, 2282-4160, www.thealtahotel.com

De Jerusalén a Córdoba,” Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe (France) with Costa Rican actress Maritza Toruño, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Novus Quartet (Korea), works by Haydn, Schumann, Dvorak, Smetana, Massenet, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Hotel Chalet El Tirol, San Rafael de Heredia,  3 km north of Castillo Country Club, 2267-6222, www.hotelchaleteltirol.com

Concerts in the forest, all at noon, Liam Teague and Jessel Murray (Trinidad and Tobago), steelpan and piano, works by Bach, Vivaldi and Liam Teague, Aug. 7; Revel piano and cello duo (U.S.), works by Popper, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Piazzolla, Aug. 14; Novus Quartet (Korea), works by Schumann, Smetana, Massenet and Dvorak, Aug. 21.

Hotel La Condesa, Monte de la Cruz, Heredia, 2267-6000, www.hotellacondesa.com

Camerata Romeu (Cuba), Cuban music for all women’s string orchestra, Aug. 7, 5 p.m.

Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel, above San Ramón de Alajuela, 2401-3800, www.villablanca-costarica.com

Música Temprana (Netherlands), Renaissance and Latin American Baroque music, Aug. 15, 3 p.m.

Hotel Villa Caletas, road to Jacó, Central Pacific, 2637-0505, www.hotelvillacaletas.com

Concerts on the oceanfront, all at 5:30 p.m., Novus Quartet (Korea), works by Haydn, Schumann, Dvorak, Smetana, Massenet, Aug. 6; Música Temprana (Netherlands), Renaissance and Latin American Baroque music, Aug. 13; Revel piano and cello duo (U.S.), works by Popper, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Piazzolla, Aug. 20.

Punta Leona, road to Jacó, Central Pacific, 2231-3131, hotelpuntaleona.com

Camerata Romeu (Cuba), Cuban music for all women’s string orchestra, Aug. 15, 5 p.m.

El Establo Mountain Hotel, Monteverde, north-central Costa Rica, 2645-5110, www.elestablo.com

Música Temprana (Netherlands), Renaissance and Latin American Baroque music, Aug. 20, 5 p.m.

Hotel Cristal Ballena, Uvita, southern Pacific coast, 2786-5354, www.cristal-ballena.com

Pentafonia Quintet (Galicia, Spain), works by Mozart, Albéniz, Prokofiev, Bizet and Galician music with gaita bagpipe, Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m.

Si Como No Resort, Manuel Antonio, Central Pacific, 2777-0777, www.sicomono.com

De Jerusalén a Córdoba,” Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe (France) with Costa Rican actress Maritza Toruño, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.

Gaia Hotel, Manuel Antonio, Central Pacific, 2777-9797, www.gaiahr.com

Violines 2 (Catalonia, Spain), works by Spohr, Mazas, Beriot, Prokofiev, Bartok and Wieniawsky, Aug. 6, 5:30 p.m.

COPAZA Theater, Quepos, Central Pacific, 2777-9797, www.copaza.org

Violines 2 (Catalonia, Spain), works by Spohr, Mazas, Beriot, Prokofiev, Bartok and Wieniawsky, Aug. 7, 8 p.m.

Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste, 2681-4318, www.haciendapinilla.com

Novus Quartet (Korea), works by Haydn, Schumann, Dvorak, Smetana, Massenet, Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m.; Camerata Romeu (Cuba), Cuban music for all women’s string orchestra, Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m.

Punta Islita, Guanacaste, 2656-2020, www.hotelpuntaislita.com

Novus Quartet (Korea), works by Haydn, Schumann, Dvorak, Smetana, Massenet, Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Reserva Conchal, Guanacaste, 2654-3000, www.reservaconchal.com

Pentafonia Quintet (Galicia, Spain), works by Mozart, Albéniz, Prokofiev, Bizet and Galician music with gaita bagpipe, Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Montaña de Fuego Hotel, Arenal, La Fortuna, 2479-2020, www.montanadefuego.com

Violines 2 (Catalonia, Spain), works by Spohr, Mazas, Beriot, Prokofiev, Bartok and Wieniawsky, Aug. 14, noon.

Borinquen Mountain Resort, Rincón de la Vieja, Guanacaste, 2690-1900, www.borinquenresort.com

De Jerusalén a Córdoba,” Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe (France) with Costa Rican actress Maritza Toruño, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

EARTH University, Guácimo, Limón, 2713-0000, www.earth.ac.cr

Free concerts, all at 7 p.m., “De Jerusalén a Córdoba,” Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe (France) with Costa Rican actress Maritza Toruño, Aug. 10; Camerata Romeu (Cuba), Cuban music for all women’s string orchestra, Aug. 11; Pentafonia Quintet (Galicia, Spain), works by Mozart, Albéniz, Prokofiev, Chabrier, Bizet and Galician music with gaita bagpipe, Aug. 18.

Le Caméléon Hotel, Puerto Viejo, Limón, 2750-0501, www.lecameleonhotel.com

Violines 2 (Catalonia, Spain), works by Spohr, Mazas, Beriot, Prokofiev, Bartok and Wieniawsky, Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m.

SarapiquíS Rainforest Lodge, La Virgen de Sarapiquí, 2761-1004, www.sarapiquis.org

Violines 2 (Catalonia, Spain), works by Spohr, Mazas, Beriot, Prokofiev, Bartok and Wieniawsky, Aug. 15, 7 p.m.

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