Reflection on 100 Years of Tango

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Ticket Information

$25; seating is limited; SOLI strongly recommends advance purchase

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Event

Date
01/31/22

Time
7 pm

Venue
San Antonio Botanical Garden

Location
555 Funston Place
San Antonio, Texas

Time
7:00 PM
Presented By
SOLI Chamber Ensemble
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Anne Schelleng
Description

SOLI Chamber Ensemble continues its season with Reflection on 100 Years of Tango – a celebration of Astor Piazzolla’s 100th birthday with the colors of movement as heard through music. Works by Piazzolla and arrangements by Clarice Assad and San Antonio composer Aaron Prado complement an evening highlighting the Tango’s many hues.

Piazzolla’s genius is reflected in the infinite ways he stretched the genre of the Tango, inspiring many to capture their heritage on the creative canvas. Clarice Assad’s imaginative arrangements ofLos Pajaros Perdidos andYo Soy Maria explore the nuances of Piazzolla’s lyrical lines. Aaron Prado's recent adaptation of hisOfrenda, written in 2015 as a tribute to Frida Kahlo, mirrors the artist’s complex and colorful life in the lilting piano waltz and contrapuntal tango. SOLI rounds out the program with an artful selection of Piazzolla’s works including the playfulBordel 1900, the majesticLe Grand Tango, and the ever-popular Libertango.


Ensemble Name
SOLI Chamber Ensemble
Musicians
Stephanie Key, clarinet; Ertan Torgul, violin; David Mollenauer, cello; Carolyn True, piano
Composers
Astor Piazzolla, Clarice Assad, Aaron Prado
Program

Tango – Etude No. 1 (1987).................................................................. Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

solo clarinet

 

Bordel, 1900 fromHistoire du Tango (1986)............................................................. Astor Piazzolla

violin and piano

 

Oblivion (1982)........................................................................................................... Astor Piazzolla

violin, cello, and piano

 

Ofrenda (2015/2021)..................................................................................... Aaron Prado (b. 1979)

clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

 

Grand Tango (1982)................................................................................................... Astor Piazzolla

cello and piano

 

“Yo Soy Maria” fromMaria de Buenos Aires (1968).... Astor Piazzolla; arr. Clarice Assad (b. 1978)

clarinet, violin, cello and piano

 

Los Pajaros Perdido (1976)........................................................... Astor Piazzolla; arr. Clarice Assad

clarinet, violin, cello and piano                                                                        Lyrics by Mario Trejo

 

Milonga en re (1967)................................................................................................. Astor Piazzolla

violin and piano

 

Libertango (1974)...................................................................................................... Astor Piazzolla

clarinet, violin, cello, and piano


Venue
McAllister Home
Location
203 Terrell Raod
San Antonio, TX
Phone
210-393-6103