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Concert: Celebrating the National Day of Tango

  • Embassy of Argentina 1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

The Pan American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sergio Buslje, will present an homage to the masters of contemporary tango. It was Astor Piazzolla who really shook up the tango, starting in the 1950's when he incorporated jazz and classical influences into traditional tango music. Then followed similar nuevo tango compositions from Piazzolla's contemporaries, such as Horacio Salgan and Raul Garello. As nuevo tango gained popularity throughout the world, a younger generation grew up playing Piazzolla's music and composing their own tangos. Octavio Brunetti, a talented young tango pianist, was one of the these who composed in the 2000's until his untimely death in 2014. Tonight's concert includes works by Garello, Salgan, Piazzolla, and Brunetti. 

Friday, December 16 at 8 PM
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tickets advance purchase only
Reservations: 240-242-8032 or Paypal
Advance purchase necessary; no ticket sales at the door.  
Admission includes free Argentine wine reception.
Proceeds will benefit the Pan American Symphony Orchestra, a 501 (c ) cultural organization and the Orquesta Escuela in Rosario, Argentina.