Tangos for Piano
Date: Saturday May 27, 6:00 PM
Location: Gallery 308
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
General Admission: $25
Front Row Reserved Seating $30 advance $35 at door.
Children under 18: $12.50
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price
Limited early bird tickets available until March 31 from $12.50
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Presenter: Sumi Lee Levy - Golden Gate Int'l Artists
Dance Performers: Yumiko Krupenina & Ramada Salieri
Passionate, sensual and elegant contemporary Argentine Tango music will be presented by world-renowned virtuoso pianist & composer Pablo Estigarribia from Buenos Aires, Argentina. This performance will be his US premier for Tangos for Piano, the prestigious Carlos Gardel award winning album.
For many years Pablo Estigarribia studied and performend closely with Tango legends such as with Emilio Balcarce, Horacio Cabarcos, Maria Graña, and composing and arranging for a decade with former Osvaldo Pugliese arranger Victor Lavallen. Tango always has been a matter of oral tradition and the piano solo was never a common format for a tango concert. Pablo Estigarribia gives a fresh approach to tango music by combining of classical textures and jazz harmonies to the traditional rhythm and structure of Argentine tango.
To make this concert even more special, 2012 U.S. Tango Salon Champions, Yumiko Krupenina & Ramada Salieri presenting will perform to Pablo Estigarribia’s live music.
ARTIST BIOPablo Estigarribia is a virtuoso Argentine tango pianist, arranger and composer. He is originally a classically trained pianist who also plays Jazz. Throughout his career, he has been performed over 150 concerts around the world such as Germany, France, Belgium, Japan, Russia, Finland, Canada, USA and Cuba with top Argentine tango orchestras including Victor Lavallen Orchestra, Tango Pasión, Lisandro Adrover Quintet and his own group Meridional Sextet. In 2015, Estigarribia also won the prestigious Gardel Prize for the best recording of tango by a new artist for his recent release, Tangos para piano (EPSA). He is considered among the best tango musicians of his generation and received a Medal of honor by Argentine tango society 2015. He is also a frequent artist faculty for tango festivals around the world and tries to carry a tradition of tango music to next generation of musicians by giving master classes, workshops and lectures."
Yumiko and Ramada are tango salon dancers, known for musicality and elegance. They are the 2012 U.S. Tango Salon Champions and currently teach Tango in San Francisco. They enjoy sharing tango music, tradition, and their passion for the dance with the tango community in bay area.