Peninsula Symphony and Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein welcome the New Year with a colorful program of tango music. Joined by guest artists, Quartet San Francisco and Sandor & Parissa of Tango Vivo!, Peninsula Symphony will present an electrifying program of works by Arturo Marquez, Astor Piazzolla and Agustin Bardi. The concerts will be given Friday, January 18, at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater in Redwood City and on Saturday, January 19, at 8 p.m. at the Flint Center/De Anza College in Cupertino.
Tango began in the working class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, blending African rhythms with instruments and techniques from Europe. Composers such as Astor Piazzolla further influenced the tango by introducing jazz rhythms and classical music, creating a Tango Nuevo. Around this time, the tango was forced to go underground in Argentina, with a conservative government deeming it publicly unacceptable. An eventual change in government led to the resurgence of tango in the 80s, and since then, it has enjoyed new popularity, with composers such as Arturo Marquez and dancers such as Sandor & Parissa keeping it alive on the international stage.
Peninsula Symphony's 2012-2013 season offers a thrilling mix of classical music and fun. Other special guests this season include the latest winner of the Irving M. Klein String Competition on a stunning spring program.
Submitted by the FullCalendar Event Promotion Service
Student/Youth: $20; Senior: $35; Regular: $40 for single tickets.