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Redwood Tango Ensemble: Modern Tango and Original Chamber Music
June 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $15 - $20
Oakland-based Redwood Tango Ensemble presents a concert of new works written by bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski. The sextet focuses on writing that is both fundamentally based in tango and reaching towards a personal and imaginative sound. The new works are influenced by contemporary tango groups in Argentina, modern chamber music, film music, and improvised music.
Charles Gorczynski – bandoneón
Kendra Vernon – violin
Mia Bella D’Augelli – violin
Anton Estaniel – cello
Elyse Weakley – piano
Daniel Fabricant – double bass
Redwood Tango Ensemble is dedicated to performing and studying traditional Argentine tango music, which has made them popular with dance communities in the Bay Area and on tour. Their arrangements are inspired by the styles of Anibal Troilo, Carlos DiSarli, Osvaldo Pugliese, and other master orchestras in tango. The group has been a consistent and strong presence on dance floors, playing for hundreds of milongas since their inception in 2011. The sextet, the featured orchestra for Chicago Tango Week in 2013 and 2015, has performed for milongas in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, NYC, and dozens of cities in-between. The ensemble keeps a highly active presence in the Bay Area tango scene, and tours regularly as the full sextet or as the Redwood Tango Trio. They have released two albums, including the critically acclaimed and fully original Unison (2016).
Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
Admission: $15-20 sliding scale
Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event – please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets. All ages are welcome.