Archive for November, 2019

Colorado Symphony announces two performances featuring the Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

November 28, 2019 Comments Off on Colorado Symphony announces two performances featuring the Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet News

This is the lush, gorgeous sound of a Latin Grammy award winning quartet performing with a symphony orchestra.  On April 23, the quartet will perform with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra! Tickets go on sale starting November 29, 2019:

The concert, just announced:

Nov. 25, 2019 – Denver, CO – Presented in partnership with Denver Arts & Venues, Latin GRAMMY Award® winner composer/bassist Pedro Giraudo and his quartet join the Colorado Symphony for two evenings of spectacular music in April 2020. The first will take place Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Boettcher Concert Hall with the Colorado Symphony while the second will occur Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House with members of the Colorado Symphony.

Giraudo is regarded as one of the most compelling tango artists today— an active cultural ambassador for this beautiful and passionate music of his native Argentina. His compositions represent the evolution of tango, from its roots in the traditional orquesta típica, to tango nuevo as epitomized by Astor Piazzolla, and to his own sound that respects the past and looks to the future, bringing something new and exciting to the form while retaining all its lushness and beauty. His quartet of virtuoso instrumentalists have played the mainstages of the US, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.

Single tickets for these performances go on sale November 29, 2019. For concert descriptions and ticket information, please visit coloradosymphony.org/tickets or call the box office at 303.623.7876.

EVENT INFORMATION:

What: Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet with the Colorado Symphony
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
When: THURS April 23, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Available FRI November 29, 2019 at 10 a.m.

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 CONTACTS:

Pedro Giraudo Management: Ellen Azorin, Manager, Pedro Giraudo ensembles
For more information or to request interviews, please contact:
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
ndobreff@coloradosymphony.org – 303.308.2477 (o)

TICKETS:

Tickets to Colorado Symphony events are available online at coloradosymphony.org/tickets, by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.; and two hours prior to each performance.

ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY

One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony Association is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization performing more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. In the last year, the Colorado Symphony served nearly 233,000 people attending live performances at concert and non-traditional venues throughout Colorado’s Front Range. In addition, over 265,000 people listen to the Colorado Symphony through Colorado Public Radio’s live broadcasts of classical content featuring concert recordings, in-studio performances of individual musicians and small ensembles, and live streaming of interviews and performances with artists. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit coloradosymphony.org.

 

 

A New-Orleans style party band to liven up your holiday party!

November 21, 2019 Comments Off on A New-Orleans style party band to liven up your holiday party! News

Just added to our roster, “Unintended Consequences” is a New Orleans-style party band that’s great fun for parties, corporate events, festivals and parades, playing a mix of standards, rock, Dixie, movie and TV themes, and more. The oom-pah of the tuba keeps things moving along as the multi-woodwind player switches from sax to flute to kazoo, while the crazy mix of percussion ranges from washboard to cajon to bells and whistles.

APAP alert: Don’t miss “Tango Meets Joropo”

November 3, 2019 Comments Off on APAP alert: Don’t miss “Tango Meets Joropo” News

For presenters looking for an award-winning show that meets the challenge of diversity, “Tango Meets Joropo” is a program performed by two prominent interpreters of their native music:  Latin GRAMMY winner Pedro Giraudo, and virtuoso Venezuelan flutist Marco Granados.

The program was presented for the first time in late 2019 at the renowned Moab Music Festival, where the presenters considered it one of the highlights of the entire festival.  As the producers described it: “Sensual Argentine tangos meet exuberant joropos and merengues from Venezuela in an exciting evening of Latin American musical diversity.  Fresh from a Latin GRAMMY award, Pedro Giraudo and his tango quartet join forces with Venezuelan flute virtuoso Marco Granados and his trio to create a musical journey filled with beautiful melodies and uplifting rhythms.”

Some rave reviews:

“When the sexy rigors of Argentine tango combined with the propulsive throb of Venezuelan joropo, … we could hardly breathe for the excitement. . . We’ll remember that joyous concert for a long, long time.” —Jamie Bernstein, Author, Film Director, Producer, Educator

“Tango meets Joropo” is an extraordinary musical mind-meld of musicians who meet in the space between their shared talents and the unique musical traditions of their countries. These gifted Venezuelan and Argentinian musicians go at it reveling in their rhythmic and characteristic differences that challenge them to push their own music into a new realm. It’s exciting stuff to see them interact and respond to each other whilst performing an unforgettable evening of music.” —Margaret Mercer, former Program Director WQXR

The tangos range from some classic favorites, some tango nuevo (Astor Piazzolla), and original compositions by Pedro Giraudo.  The Venezuelan music features joropos, merengues, waltzes and even a famous lullaby.

“We don’t cross-pollinate the music, but we do cross-play with different instrumentations (for example the Argentinian bandoneón and the Venezuelan cuatro) to add a new dimension,” say the two artists. For example, in some pieces, flutist Marco Granados and renowned singer Leo Granados join the Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet to play traditional and original tangos; in others bassist Pedro Giraudo joins the Venezuelan Trio playing a variety of Venezuelan music.  Alternating the two musical traditions creates a program of audience-pleasing surprises, all on the highest virtuoso level. The program ends with  a dramatic crescendo as the two ensembles join forces in a grand finale.

Preview at: www.cantaloupeproductions.com/tango-meets-joropo

For booking information:  Ellen Azorin, <ellenazorin@gmail.com> Tel 212-724-2400