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ASO does tango

Posted: 11:27, Saturday 19 April 2008 by Megan Jones

Updated: 10:57, Saturday 19 April 2008 by

We put an article about this concert up last year I think..but now it is just around the corner.

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra are holding a concert entitled ‘Paris to Buenos Aires’ as part of their Masters Series on Friday May 2, 8:00pm and Saturday May 3, 6:30pm at the Adelaide Town Hall.

The concert involves guest conductor Kristjan Jarvi and bandoneon player Carel Kraayenhof.
The pieces they will play are:

  • Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  • Messiaen’s L’Ascension
  • Piazzolla’s Bandoneon Concerto, Aconcagua
  • Ginasteral Estancia: Suite

The blurb for the concert runs as follows:
Sacred and profane: from the unashamed sensuality of Debussy’s languid, dream-like Afternoon of a Faun to the ecstatic and awesome vision of Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent L’Ascension. Then, to Argentina and from the smoky dance halls of Buenos Aires, the soulful strains of the bandoneon with Carel Kraayenhof, whom even Argentinians hail as a hero of the tango movement, in Piazzolla’s Bandoneon Concerto and finally to the vast pampas and the irresponsible exuberance of Ginastera’s Estancia Suite.

Ah, except now many tango halls are smoke free in Buenos Aires!! Tickets are available from BASS on 131 246 and there is a free informative one-hour pre-concert talk at the town hall also.


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