I can’t wait to visit the Arsht Center for the first time since the pandemic for Latin Grammy winner Quinteto Astor Piazzolla’s Miami debut on November 11 at 8 p.m. ET. The performance is in honor and celebration of what would have been the beloved Nuevo Tango Composer, 100 by Astor Piazzollae birthday. His music is a lived mixture of traditional tango, classical music and jazz.
Astor Piazzolla’s new tango has drawn admirers and collaborators from distant parts of the music world, including classical luminaries such as Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Gidon Kremer and the Kronos Quartet; jazz masters such as Gerry Mulligan, Phil Woods, Gil Evans, Al DiMeola and Gary Burton, and dance music diva Grace Jones, who transformed one of his pieces into a sledgehammer.
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Ticket price from Quinteto Astor Piazzolla to Arsht Center
Tickets for QUINTETO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA cost $ 25, $ 35, $ 55, $ 75 * and can be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722 or online at arshtcenter.org
About Quinteto Astor Piazzolla
With more than 20 years of performances all over the world, QUINTETO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA continues to promote the infinitely unique repertoire of the great Argentinian composer and musician Astor Piazzolla, reviving sound in today’s landscape and bringing it to new audiences around the world. who have not yet experienced the magic of this music. Their new album, “Operation Tango”, is released on November 5 and marks a departure from the group’s previous efforts. The repertoire includes pieces not originally written by Piazzolla for a quintet now arranged for this ensemble. Titles include “Tango Ballet,” a first piece by Piazzolla for a film; “Tocata Rea” and “Fuga y Misterio” from Piazzolla’s “little opera” Mary of Buenos Aires; and “Los Sueños”, from the soundtrack of the film On, and the choices stay true to one of Quinteto’s goals. The idea is not only to focus on the classics of Piazzolla.
“Part of our mission is to highlight lesser-known pieces that we believe are worth hearing,” explains Julián Vat, Music Director.
The quintet was Piazzolla’s favorite ensemble, and it was the means by which he developed the sound of Nuevo Tango, thus becoming a hallmark of his performing career.
“The works included in this volume musically tell distinctive moments of an intense and passionate creative story, in which tributes and nods to his idols and musicians, the cities in which he lived and his experiences of life is not lacking “, notes Omar Garcia. Brunelli, music historian and author of “Estudios Sobre la Obra de Astor Piazzolla”.
This historic group, founded by Laura Escalada Piazzolla, is integrated by world-class musicians who perform Piazzolla’s original arrangements for quintet with an unrivaled degree of virtuoso skill and a rich artistic interpretation, remaining stylistically faithful to the sound of Piazzolla. The group includes Pablo Mainetti on bandoneon, Barbara Varassi Pega on piano, Serdar Geldymuradov on violin, Daniel Falasca on double bass and Armando de la Vega on guitar, under the musical direction of Julián Vat.