Philippine audience will soon enjoy the riveting sounds of one of the luminaries in modern music, Astor Piazzolla, in the concert, “¡PIAZZOLLA! Not Only Tango”, for two nights only on April 5 and 6 at the RCBC PLAZA, Makati City. It will feature an ensemble of internationally acclaimed artists from different parts of the world, including the Philippines. This is a spin-off from their successful performance in Singapore.
This dance and musical concert consists of creatively choreographed movement and music by Ástor Piazzolla, best known as the father of the Tango Nuevo, which includes his famous works “Oblivion”, “Libertango” and “Four Seasons”
Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla, (1921 –1992) was an Argentine tango composer and a virtuoso bandoneonist. By incorporating elements from jazz and classical music into tango, he reshaped the traditional tango into an interesting and popular mold in the genre called tango nuevo. Piazzolla, The most important composer of this style, revolutionized tango in the 1950s, introducing not only the fusion of different genres but blending new instruments such as the electric guitar, or the fusion of electronic and acoustic sounds.
It is estimated that during Piazzolla’s prolific musical life, he wrote around 3,000 pieces and recorded around 500. He has performed around the world, including his September 1987 concert at the Central Park in New York. More than 20 years after Astor Piazzolla’s death, his music continues to leave people surprised that so many popular tunes are attributed to the same composer.
Tickets are now available at Ticketworld outlets with a 30% discount on all tickets as an “early bird promo” until March 15, 2013. More information on”¡PIAZZOLLA! Not Only Tango” is available at www.piazzolla.artistventure.net