Tango music featured at concert

October 27, 2011

A concert Sunday night will feature the music of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, who is credited with elevating the tango, the music of his native country, to an art form.

Piazzolla’s arrangements infuse the tango with classical music techniques that take it from the ballroom to the concert stage.

The concert was organized by pianist Martin Cuellar, professor of piano at Emporia State; who will perform with violinist Jeremy Starr, instructor of music; pianist Melinda Groves; cellist Susan Mayo; and accordionist Juha Silfverberg.

Program selections include two of Piazzolla’s most popular compositions: “Libertango” and “Adios Nonino.”

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Heath Recital Hall in Beach Music Hall on the ESU campus. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and students.

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