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Tango Quartet
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Free Summer Concert

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

July 25, 2024

Passionate. Poignant. A summer evening of tango that swings from traditional orquesta típica to new and contemporary flares.

Summer 2024

Latin Grammy award-winner Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet pays homage to its Argentinian roots and infuses the timeless form of traditional tango with exciting new twists and expressions such as jazz. 

Pedro Giraudo has spent over two decades performing with the greatest tango artists of our time, and has become one of the most compelling and notable tango artists worldwide. He is featured in Ruben Blades' Grammy-winning release Tangos, and has collaborated with the world's most prominent tango artists such as Pablo Ziegler, Hector Del Curto and Luis Bravo.

This performance is co-sponsored by the Spanish and Portuguese Department.

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet is widely acknowledged as one of the most compelling tango ensembles today, moving forward from the giant footsteps of Astor Piazzolla, and continuing to take this musical genre into new territories. With immense respect for its roots and rich musical past, the ensemble effectively serves as an active ambassador of tango and a proponent of its evolution. The quartet's fervent and virtuosic musical style combines elements from Argentine tango, European classical music and American jazz gracefully and organically, bringing something new and exciting to the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty that characterizes the genre. The NYC-based ensemble is very active and has performed at Lincoln Center, Moab Music Festival, Chamber Music Raleigh, Arizona Music Festival, Richmond, Lowell and Montana Folk Festivals, BAM, NJPAC and the DiMenna Center. 
As bassist, composer and arranger, Pedro Giraudo's biography includes two decades of performing with the most important interpreters of tango. Among the many noteworthy events in his career, he recorded bass on Ruben Blades' CD Tangos, which won both a Grammy and a Latin Grammy, and collaborated as a performer and arranger for one of New York's most respected institutions: The New York Philharmonic. He has also performed with Paquito D'Rivera, Pablo Ziegler, Hector Del Curto and Luis Bravo's Forever Tango

The other members of the quartet are three of the most prominent musicians in the tango world: Nicolas Danielson (violin) is Assistant Concertmaster of the NYC Ballet Orchestra and enjoys a distinguished career in both the classical and tango worlds; Rodolfo Zanetti (bandoneón) is recognized as one of the most illustrious solo bandoneonists in the United States, performing at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center; Ahmed Alom Vega (piano) has been considered a prodigy since the age of 14, winning numerous international prizes in piano competitions, and now living in New York, where he continues to garner acclaim.

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an opulent listening experience of modern, orchestral jazz, brimming with passionate improvisations, deliberate contrapuntal melodies and plush harmonies.

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