Endless Tango | 20 MEI
We invite the public to listen to love stories of a very prominent style in the 19th and 20th centuries by the music of Piazzolla, Falloni and Di Marino.
“For me, tango was always for the ear rather than the feet” is the translation of a famous quote by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). Known for his revolutionary perspective on tango music, he left some works for flute and guitar in this very particular style.
“Histoire du Tango” is one of them, subdivided into four movements:
- Bordel 1900
- Café 1930
- Nightclub 1960
- Concert d’aujourd’hui
Taking this piece as their starting point, Duo Spero – a group formed by a classical flutist João Carreira and a classical guitarist Rui Sousa based in The Hague – searched for other works from the same style, creating an even broader picture of what the tango music meant before and what means now.
This music is about resignation, sadness, seduction, power, despair and, above all, bold and passionate expression of human uncertainties/distress. It is also deeply connected with the physical spaces, for instance Café or Nightclub. Both reflect what the music asks for, balancing between the intimacy of the second movement and the festive environment of the third. With this in mind, we invite the public to listen to love stories of a very prominent style in the 19th and 20th centuries by the music of Piazzolla, Falloni and Di Marino.
Where | Het Koorenhuis 1.05
When| Saturday May 20th
Time | 15.00 – 16.00
Tickets | €5,- Get your tickets here