Autumn Program. Oct. 18-24, 2021

Las Almas, Bandoneón and Piano Duo

(USA)

Tango Music to Your Soul

Date(s) & Time(s): Sat, Oct 23, 3:00 PM
Duration: 60 mins w/out intermission
Location: Eucalyptus Grove

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Tango Music to Your Soul

Las Almas will present traditional, nuevo, and contemporary Argentine tango music that will take the audience on a magical journey to Buenos Aires. They will perform duo and solo pieces that were written and arranged by tango legends such as Pugliese, Piazzolla, Salgan, and many more. Audiences can look forward to dancing along with the live music.

Las Almas, Bandoneón and Piano Duo

The mission of Las Alamas is to present authentic Argentine tango through virtuosic artistic performance and informative educational events. Las Almas is a collaboration between powerhouse female tango musicians, Sumi Lee and Heyni Solera. They originally bonded in Buenos Aires, drawn by a mutual love of tango music, as well as a realization of the inequality of professional opportunity for women in the Tango genre. They studied and performed with prestigious tango orchestras in Buenos Aries, and now frequently perform in their respective adopted cities of San Francisco and Washington, DC. In addition to performing in the United States, Las Almas has also toured to South Korea & Australia.

Artist Biographies

Sumi Lee (Pianist)
Ms. Lee is a classically trained pianist from SF Conservatory and also a trained tango pianist from La Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce, the most prestigious tango orchestra school in Buenos Aires where she studied and performed with living tango maestros such as Víctor Lavallén, Jose Pepe Colangelo, Osvaldo Piro, Roberto Alvarez, Daniel Binelli, Mauricio Marceli, Nicolas Ledesma, Pablo Estigarribia, etc. One of many concerts at Teatro San Martin in Buenos Aires was sold out and aired live on national radio 2*4 & TV. Since moving back, she has been performing and touring the U.S. and Asia. Her next project is to produce her own contemporary tango music. Education: Masters in Music, Piano Performance, SF Conservatory of music. Certification in Musical language of tango, and its various style, the Ministry of culture and art education Argentina.

Heyni Solera (Bandoneón)
Praised for her “soulful bandoneón” (Washington Classical Review), Heyni Solera is a sought after bandoneonist in the Washington, D.C. area. In 2019, Solera launched her career on the international stage with her chamber music performances in Argentina and Australia. During the pandemic, she launched the mini-series, “Today’s Tango with Heyni,” and finished recording an EP of her duo, Arco & Aire. Also a music scholar, she completed her Master’s in Ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland. In addition to her degrees in music, Heyni holds a Master of Nurse Anesthesia from Georgetown University.


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