Thursday, March 14 2013
Music & Film
From the Borough: Milonga, Tango & Live Music
Argentine Tango is a passionate and sensual musical form that developed in 19th century Buenos Aires: the music is filled with dramatic rhythms and soulful melodies. This sound is deeply powerful—driving music that makes you want to move—yet also nostalgic and quietly hypnotic.
Come celebrate the opening of Espresso Tango Radio with an evening of Argentinean Tango with world renowned dancers Junior Cervila & Natalia Royo from Argentina and acclaimed Héctor Del Curto Tango Quartet.
Hector Del Curto Tango Quintet has been praised as “superb,” with “powerful and dynamic” performances that have revived and extended the rich traditions of Argentine Tango. Del Curto is one of the latest and greatest in a line of musicians who worked directly with legends of Argentine Tango: Arthur Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese.
Learn the basics of this passionate dance with a class from the masters, then watch the live tango performance and practice what you learn with live music by the quartet.
One night only. Don't miss it!
When: Thursday, March 14 at 7pm
Where: 29-27 41st Avenue, Queens
Subway: Queens Plaza E, M, R or Queensboro Plaza N, Q and 7
Hector Del Curto: Bandoneon, Composer, Arranger // Alon Yavnai: Piano //Andrew Roitstein: Bass // Sami Merdinian: Violin // Jisoo Ok: Cello
More About Hector Del Curto & the Hector Del Curto Tango Quintet
Praised by the New York Times as a "splendid player", Argentinean bandoneónist Héctor Del Curto has captivated the audiences around the world as a soloist and chamber musician, sharing the stage with the world–renowned tango legends Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, pianist Pablo Ziegler, clarinetist Paquito D´Rivera, ballet dancer Julio Bocca, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra and Teatro Colón Ballet among many others.
The Tango Quintet has been bringing riveting performances to numerous festivals, concert halls and shows including Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Eastman School of Music, Bay Chambers Concerts, National Folk Festival, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Connecticut, Le Carrefour Mondial de l´accordion in Quebec, Fiesta Iberoamericano de las Artes in Puerto Rico, Festival Internacional da Safona and Copa Fest in Brazil among many others.
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