Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents QuinTango! April 30, May 1 • Historic Asolo Theater; This chamber tango quintet engages audiences with its sizzling, mind-opening fusion of traditional South American tango repertoire and classical chamber music style. Patrons leave a QuinTango performance with not only a new-found love of tango, but with an understanding of the heart and history of this art form

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Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents

QuinTango!

April 30, May 1 • Historic Asolo Theater

This chamber tango quintet engages audiences with its sizzling, mind-opening fusion of traditional South American tango repertoire and classical chamber music style. Patrons leave a QuinTango performance with not only a new-found love of tango, but with an understanding of the heart and history of this art form.

 

(Sarasota, Florida) Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s 20th anniversary Pops Series continues with “QuinTango,” a chamber tango quintet engaging audiences with its sizzling, mind-opening fusion of traditional South American tango repertoire and classical chamber music style, April 30 and May 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Ticket prices range from $25 to $45 and are available at 941-360-7399 or www.artistseriesconcerts.org. Student tickets available at the door.

QuinTango artists include Joan Singer, violin and founder of QuinTango; Eva Cappelletti Chao, violinist; Jon Nazdin, bass; Lukasz Szyrner, cello; and Jeffery Watson, piano. The group has brought thousands of new fans to the music of tango by engaging audiences with its sizzling, mind-opening fusion of traditional South American tango repertoire and classical chamber music style. In keeping with its mission to bring tango to new audiences, QuinTango concerts blend musicianship, audience connection, and great storytelling. Patrons leave a QuinTango performance with not only a new-found love of tango, but with an understanding of the heart and history of this art form.

All of QuinTango’s repertoire is originally created for the group, with most of the musical arrangements crafted by top-ranking tango composers in Argentina.  Concerts usually include 14 to 18 tangos, many with short narratives introductions. Audiences meet Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, gauchos, poets and broken-hearted lovers as the tangos unfold in a kaleidoscope of emotions and historical settings.

Since 1996, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota has presented an ever-expanding annual season of concerts by globally renowned and celebrated emerging artists.

For more information about the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s 2015-2016 season, visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org or call 941-306-1202.

 

The Remaining 2015-2016 Season at a Glance

Classical Recital Series

Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Tickets at 941-360-7399 or www.artistseriesconcerts.org.

  • 20th Year Retrospective Celebration: As a close to the 20th anniversary season, Artist Series Concerts is bringing back favorites from past years. The performers that Sarasota audiences have loved before will be here again to entertain, celebrate and inspire. May 28 and 29, 7:30 p.m.

 

Pop Series

At the Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Tickets at 941-360-7399 or www.artistseriesconcerts.org.

  • “My Favorite Things,” Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, featuring acclaimed soloists Mara Bonde, soprano, Katherine Pracht, mezzo soprano, Aaron Blake, tenor, Marcus DeLoach, baritone, and the Gloria Musicae Singers: May 7:30 p.m., and May 8, 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

 

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota was formed in 1996 as the Artist Series of Sarasota. The group is a non-profit corporation based in Sarasota, FL, that prides itself on presenting several major national and international varieties of concert, opera, orchestral, Broadway and film performances throughout their season. The majority of the performances are staged at the restored Historic Asolo Theater at The Ringling.

Photos courtesy of the artists.

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