"La Rayuela" Pablo Ziegler
Britten Sinfonia, Clark Rundell (conductor), Pablo Ziegler Quintet
BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, September 2018
Prom 70: Tango Prom at
Royal Albert Hall, London
BY BLOUIN ARTINFO | SEPTEMBER 04, 2018
BBC's Prom:70, featuring some world class artists from across horizons makes it an absolute must attend on September 4.
Latin American Tango has its origins in the bars of 1880’s Buenos Aires, and kept developing until Astor Piazzolla introduced Nuevo Tango in the 1950s. It’s an interesting story narrated through music, which also embraces 20th century Finnish tango tradition which is entrenched in the themes of sorrow, love, joy and nature and it simply gets even more better when fused with the latest of tango music.
The Royal Albert Hall mentions on its website that this musical melange will showcase Pablo Ziegler, the Grammy Award-winning pianist along with leading singers, dancers and instrumentalists from Europe, USA and Argentina. The raw spontaneity and vitality of the tango is explored. There’s the steamy intimacy of the ‘bandoneon’ to the large scale orchestral forces of the ‘Britten Sinfonia.’
With Pablo Ziegler on the Piano, there shall be Hector Del Curto, Matias Gonzalez, Lysandre Donoso (bandoneon), Claudio Ragazzi will be on Guitar, Pedro Giraudo on Double Bass, Lauri Porra on Bass Guitar, Franco Pinna on Drums, Veli Kujala on the Accordion and Anssi Nykanen on percussion. Seppo Kantonen will be the second pianist while soprano Helena Juntunen will be the voice of the concert.
Pablo Ziegler is a New York based Argentine composer, pianist and arranger. Presently, Ziegler is the foremost exponent of nuevo tango;, a fact that must be attributed to the skills and musicianship he developed while working extensively as the regular pianist of Astor Piazzolla. He started working with them in 1978 and stopped only when he had to retire owing to health reasons in 1989. While together, they performed with Placido Domingo, Gary Burton, Milva, to name a few. In 1983, Ziegler played with Piazzolla's re-formed Conjunto 9, for his Teatro Colon concert with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic. He also composed music for the film ‘Adios Roberto.’
As an orchestra, Britten Sinfonia is famous for the quality of their performances and have defied the traditional orchestral norms by going without a principal conductor or director. What they do is collaborate with some of the best international guest artists from the pantheon of musical greats. This culminates in performances of exceptional energy and insight which is centred around the all round development of its in-house musicians. These musicians comprise some of the finest soloists of UK and brilliant chamber musicians whose musical abilities speak volumes of their talent and knowledge of music.
The concert is on September 4, 2018 at Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP
For details, visit https://www.royalalberthall.com
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