LATIN AMERICAN ROMANTICISM Program 2019

TANGO COMPOSERS OF BUENOS AIRES

 
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Internationally acclaimed ensemble Mariano Barreiro Tango Trío presents the music of Astor Piazzolla and tango composers of Buenos Aires. 

Tango is a late manifestation of Latin American Romanticism, a profound compositional and cultural style respected by composers and music historians around the world. From its beginning in the early 20th century Buenos Aires, to the genre-breaking mid-century compositions of Astor Piazzolla, tango developed as a truly individual musical style. Sensual, erruptive, even reckless, the music was defined by legendary composers like Piazzolla, Osvaldo Pugliese, and Anibal Troilo, creating an advanced and nuanced expression that made waves around the world.

Mariano Barreiro Tango Trío presents a series of tango concerts for chamber music series, jazz series, and university masterclass.


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ASTOR PIAZZOLLA AND TANGO COMPOSER OF BUENOS AIRES

LA YUMBA - OSVALDO PUGLIESE

The Sound Room - Oakland- California - USA

 

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MARIANO BARREIRO

Argentine Pianist Mariano Barreiro is one of the foremost new generation tango pianists in tango today. Having recorded with some of the best tango musicians in the world including Horacio Romo, Pablo Agri, Horacio Cabarcos, Juan Villarreal, and more.

His ensembles have been recognized in the United States and Europe on international tours, and have been featured orchestra for the ATUSA Tango World Championships in San Francisco and the Red Carpet Tango Festival in Las Vegas.

Mariano has performed concerts for tango festivals around the world, including highlights at the International Tango Festival of Tallinn Finland, Festival of the Five Continents in Switzerland, Tangopostale Festival in France, and many other in Argentina.


CHARLES GORCZYNSKI

Bandoneonist and leader of the acclaimed bay area sextet Redwood Tango Ensemble, Charles Gorczynski is a tango composer and arranger recognized by his Argentine colleagues as one of the best bandoneonists in the United States.

His works have recently premiered with Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival in Portland and Intermusic SF, where he was twice awarded the MGP grant commissioning new works in the genre. Gorczynski has toured for milongas and concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Rome, Pisa, and worked as touring bandoneonist for Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, Tango BC Trio, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and California Symphony, and his 2018 album Prizefighter was noted “Best of 2018” from Bandcamp Weekly.


ISHTAR HERNANDEZ

Ishtar Hernandez is an award-winning tango violinist based in San Francisco, a fundamental member of both Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio and of Redwood Tango Ensemble.

A rising talent in the west coast tango scene, Hernandez has been lauded for his clear technique, warm tone, and inventive phrasing. Hernandez has studied with iconic tango violinist Ramiro Gallo (founding member of El Arranque), and has toured internationally with the traditional tango ensemble Alejandro Ziegler Quartet.

From a strong classical history where he has won concerto competitions and numerous awards, Hernandez has distinguished himself as a singular violinist, and has since performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D’Rivera, Fred Hersch, Ignacio Varchausky, and many others.