Donations will help to complete this recording & film project and preserve the beauty of this music for harp & ensemble! Thank you in advance for your support!
Anna Maria's new project is a CD/DVD album of special Harp-Tango music for Harp & Orchestra; the first of it's kind in the world, featuring the music of Astor Piazzolla as well as newly composed music and special arrangements created for her by an All-Star list of composers and personal friends of Piazzolla including multi Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominee Jorge Calandrelli, Grammy-award winners Pablo Ziegler & Daniel Binelli, and multi Grammy nominee Jeremy Cohen of Quartet San Francisco, winner of the 2004 International Tango Competition. Besides selections for Solo Harp & Orchestra, the album will also include several solo & ensemble selections and film footage from her touring show "Tango Del Cielo" with Argentine Tango, Flamenco, Spanish Classical, and Latin Jazz. The ensemble musicians are comprised of principal players with orchestras joined by award winning dancers. The combination CD/DVD recording project will feature special music videos with harp performances and tango dancers filmed on location in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A documentary of the entire project is also being produced with the final goal of broadcast for PBS public television. Music & Video production began in Winter of 2015 with talented engineers & producers from both the USA & Argentina. The projected release date of the album will be in the Winter of 2017 for worldwide distribution.
Anna Maria Mendieta is an affiliate of, and fiscally-sponsored by, the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the service of chamber music in California.