María de Buenos Aires

Municipal Symphonic Band of Madrid

María de Buenos Aires

An unmissable opportunity to listen to this extremely popular orchestra that was founded at the beginning of the 20th century and is currently conducted by Jan Cober. The Municipal Symphonic Band of Madrid can normally be enjoyed in the Nacional Auditorium or the Palacio Municipal de Congresos or on the bandstand in the El Retiro Park, not to mention in other concerts held in districts around the city as part of the City Hall’s cultural programme.

On this occasion however, just for the Veranos de la Villa festival, the BSMM, as it is known, renders tribute to Argentina’s unrivalled bandoneon player and composer Astor Piazzolla with the piece that ushered in the tango opera (“operetta”) genre, María de Buenos Aires. The thread running through the work is the birth, rise, death and resurrection of its protagonist, accompanied on her journey by other characters such as El Duende, played by renowned actor Carlos Hipólito, the narrator of her adventures and misfortunes. The performance will also feature the special participation of the soprano Gema Scabal and bandoneon player Fabian Carbone. 


In collaboration with the Municipal Symphonic Band of Madrid





Maestro Jan Cober

Soprano Gema Scabal

El Duende Carlos Hipólito

Piano Juan Sánchez Molina


22nd of July

Duration​: 75 minutes


Centro Cultural Conde Duque - Central Courtyard

Calle del Conde Duque, 11 28015 , 11

Paisaje o vista de Centro Cultural Conde Duque

Distrito Centro

Place of employment information:


Metro: Ventura Rodríguez (línea 3), San Bernardo (línea 2 y 4) y Noviciado (línea 2).

Bus: 002

Bicimad: Estación 13 (calle Conde Duque, 22)

Veranos de la Villa Festival 2022 poster

Madrid City Council's Department of Culture, Tourism and Sport makes the Veranos de la Villa 2022 posters created by Borja Bonafuente available for download.

Downloads are only authorised for domestic use. Express authorisation must be obtained for any other use. © MADRID DESTINO CULTURA TURISMO Y NEGOCIO, S.A., 2022