Cita en Maestranza

  • Date: 5 April, 8 p.m.
  • Hall: Sala Principal

Piazzolla, melancholia and avant-garde

Few composers are identified with one particular instrument as is Astor Piazzolla with the bandoneon. Motivated by nostalgia. Living in the United States, he received the first one from his father who wanted to console the 9 year old boy living so far from Argentina.

Heterodox, innovator, Astor Piazzolla took a popular instrument and made it a star of concert music auditoriums with a powerful and explosive mixture of revised classical tradition and vanguard audacity.

In the centennial of his birth in 1921, the Orquesta Joven de Andalucía (Youth Orchestra of Andalusia), under the direction of Australian Sarah Iioannides, celebrates the extraordinary new vision that Astor Piazzolla injected into tango. The concert programme includes some of his most well-known works such as “Oblivion” with soloist Claudio Constantini who is considered today’s master of the bandoneon and is the composer of “Concierto porteño. (Tribute to Astor Piazzolla)”, written expressly to be premiered in this concert.

Constantini, who indistinctly is a virtuoso of both the bandoneon and the piano, will play “Rhapsody in Blue” by Gershwin, in an all American evening which concludes with the “New World Symphony” by Dvořák.

Andalusian Programme of Young Interpreters. Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales. Consejería de Cultura y Patrimonio Histórico. Junta de Andalucía

  • Musical director: Sarah Ioannides
  • Bandoneon and piano: Claudio Constantini


Fotografía: María Marí-Pérez