PIAZZOLLA PROJECT to Honor Astor Piazzolla at Bass Concert Hall, 9/18
Astor Piazzolla, Texas Performing Arts, Bass Concert Hall
2013 marks the 21st anniversary of the passing of Astor Piazzolla, the great Argentine composer who innovated and renewed the tango tradition. As a tribute, two of the best and most renowned young ensembles that have been influenced by his music gather on the Bass Concert Hall stage to honor their great "maestro" in this U.S. premiere. For this special performance, all seating will be on the stage with the artists.
Escalandrum, led by Daniel "Pipi" Piazzolla, grandson of the great Astor, is a jazz sextet that perfectly embodies today's pulsating jazz scene in Argentina. In 2011, Escalandrum was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Instrumental Album with their latest release Piazzolla plays Piazzolla, a revision of classic Piazzolla works.
After 21 years, La Camorra continues Piazzolla´s legacy, working to create a new and contemporary tango based in the quality of its musicians, the profound knowledge of the genre and its history, together with the richness of their own original works. "Piazzolla is in the best hands [with La Camorra]," (Diario El País, Spain).
This performance is presented by Texas Performing Arts' Artes Américas program. In partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, ArtesAméricas promotes cultural dialogue in the Americas through the performing arts. For more information, please visit artesamericas.org.
For more information on this performance, visit http://texasperformingarts.org/season/piazzolla-project-austin.
The concert is set for Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 8:00 p.m. - Texas Performing Arts presents Piazzolla Project at Bass Concert Hall (2350 Robert Dedman; E. 23rd St. and Robert Dedman Dr). A map of the campus: texasperformingarts.org/visit/maps_directions. Tickets ($42 / Limited $10 student tickets / discounted tickets available for UT faculty & staff, seniors and Military) are on sale now at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Box Office, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at www.TexasPerformingArts.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO.