Friday, January 1st, 2016Elena Yarritu named director of the Carmel Valley Library Family Concert Series

The friends of the Carmel Valley Library support the Family Concert Series that runs once per month on the second Wednesday, January through December.

Monday, October 5th, 2015New CD Release! Emigrantes: Music for flute and piano from Argentina

When one thinks of tango, the flute isn’t the first instrument that comes to mind. In the last decade or so, a resurgence of instrumental tango music in Buenos Aires has been described as the “new" golden age for the genre, especially so for the flute, which was one of the original instruments in tango. After many decades of non-existence, the flute takes on a prominent role in the music offered here.

Featured is a new work by Exequiel Mantega, commissioned by Elena Yarritu, and the North American premier of his arrangements of Piazzolla's Tango Etudes for Two Flutes with flutist Paulina Fain.

Monday, December 15th, 2014Elena Yarritu appointed to faculty of Idyllwild SummerARTS

Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Chamber Music for young musicians up to age 18.

Monday, July 21st, 2014Tango Para Musicos

The first annual Tango festival for instrumentalists, soloists, chamber groups and orchestras in Buenos Aires, the birthplace of the tango. Classes and discussions with experts on flute, piano, bandoneon, violin, bass, composition and arranging. Open to amateurs, students and professionals.
July 21-27, 2014

Sunday, June 16th, 2013Yarritu returns to Silicon Valley Music Festival

Elena Yarritu heads out to the 2nd annual Silicon Valley Music Festival to perform Barber Summer Music, Messiaen's Le Merle Noir, Faure's Fantaisie, Andy Akiho's To WALk Or RuN in WEst Harlem, and to conduct Schoenberg's arrangement of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.