Una Noche de Tango
Musica y Bailando Actuaciones + Milonga
Music and Dance Performances + Tango Dance Party
Saturday October 15, 7:00 -9:30
Latin GRAMMY Award winner Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet presents the evolution of tango, from its roots in the traditional Orquesta típica to tango nuevo as epitomized by Astor Piazzolla, featuring the award winning dancers Mariana Parma and Leonardo
El ganador del premio Latin GRAMMY Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet presenta la evolución del tango, desde sus raíces en la Orquesta típica tradicional hasta el tango nuevo personificado por Astor Piazzolla, con los bailarines galardonados Mariana Parma y Leonardo Sardella.
6:30 Ballroom Doors and Bar Opens
7:00 – 7:50 Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet Concert (10-minute Intermission)
8:00-8:20 pm Tango Lesson with Mariana Parma and Leonardo Sardella
8:20-8:25 Dance performance by Marianna and Leo with the Tango Quartet
8:25-9:30pm Milonga (social tango dance with the audience Live Music and DJ Bar Open
*Ticket Includes Coffee Tea and Sweets. Beverages available to purchase.*
Pre-Show Dinner Reservations for 5:00 at The Tango Café recommended (845)520-5453
PEDRO GIRAUDO TANGO QUARTET
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 takes elements from Argentine tango, European classical music, and American jazz, and combines them gracefully and organically, bringing something new and exciting to the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty that characterizes the genre.
Nick Danielson (violin)
Violinist Nick Danielson enjoys a distinguished career in both the classical and tango worlds. Since 1992, he has been Assistant Concertmaster of the NYC Ballet Orchestra, and performs frequently as a solo violinist. A longtime member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, he can be heard on many of their recordings, including Stravinsky’s “Concertino” on the GRAMMY winning CD, “Shadow Dances.” Nick has toured and recorded extensively as soloist and chamber musician, with numerous tango ensembles, including tango legend Pablo Ziegler, as well as collaborations with Paquito D’Rivera, Fernando Otero, Wynton Marsalis, and other notables. Nick also has released two solo albums, “Tango and Obsession” and “Sur: Violin Music of Argentina.”
Rodolfo Zanetti (bandoneón)
Rodolfo was born in Argentina, where he studied bandoneón with Jorge Puebla and Alberto Hilario Iribarne, and piano with Monica Rizzo and Roberto Urbay at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza. In 2002, with the support of the Astor Piazzolla Foundation, he was named the musical director of “María de Buenos Aires,” the tango opera with music by Astor Piazzolla, performed in Mendoza. In 2004, he joined the Bandó quintet, composed of musicians from Mendoza. A year later that ensemble came to the U.S. where their performances in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. were met with enthusiastic acclaim. Today he is recognized as one of the most prominent bandoneonists in the United States, performing at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and many other venues.
Ahmed Alom (piano)
Born in Havana, Cuba in 1998, Ahmed Alom has been considered a prodigy since the age of 14 when he was Winner of the First Prize at the National Chamber Music Competition, UNEAC Piano Competition in Havana and the Maria Clara Cullell Piano Competition in Costa Rica. Ahmed went on to win prizes at the Yamaha sponsored Cuevas International Piano Competition in Mexico,The New York Bradshaw and Buono Competition and the Slatkin/Composers Competition at Manhattan School of Music. He has appeared in festivals in Canada, Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica and in Cuba, and is currently a semifinalist of the New York Chopin Kosciuszko Competition.
Pedro Giraudo (bass, arrangements & compositions)
Latin GRAMMY Award winner bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo is among the most compelling tango artists today. After two decades performing with the most important interpreters of tango, he debuted his own Tango Orchestra at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing and since then has become an active cultural ambassador of this beautiful and passionate music of his native Argentina. In addition to his own Tango Quartet, he has collaborated with Pablo Ziegler and Paquito D’Rivera, as well as “Tango meets Jazz” guests: Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garret, Regina Carter, among many others. In 2014 he recorded bass on Ruben Blades’ CD “Tangos” which won two GRAMMY Awards. Pedro has also been the musical director of Tango for All’s ‘Blind’, Mariela Franganillo companies “Tango Connection” and “Tango Recuerdo,” and performed with U.S.’s most prominent tango ensembles including ‘Forever Tango’, Hector Del Curto’s “Eternal Tango,” and Daniel Binelli’s “Tango Metropolis”.
Mariana Parma (dancer – actor – choreographer)
Mariana Parma is an Actor/ Professional Dancer/ Instructor/ Choreographer, and Bilingual- Spanish/ English speaker based in NYC. She is an acclaimed performer, featured on stage, tv and film. She is recognized for her passion and versatility in both dance, and acting. She is a graduate from Rutgers University, Douglass College with a BA in Dance and Communication.
Mariana had the great fortune of booking her first feature film role in “Random Hearts,” directed by the late Sidney Pollack starring Harrison Ford. Mariana’s film/tv credits include, Isn’t it Romantic, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, The Blacklist directed by Andrew McCarthy, The Sopranos, directed by Steve Buscemi, Random Hearts directed by Sidney Pollack, to name a few. Her theater credits include, The Bitter Tears of Petra Van Kant, supporting role Sidonie, Comida de Putas, lead (Laluz), Tango Fever, (as the Lead Ana), Evita, (Featured Tango Dancer), Swing, the musical, (Featured Latin Track), Swango, Tango Por Ellos, Tango Connection, Romulo Larrea’s Tango 1st Century, Roxanna’s Tango, Glamour Tango, and numerous Tango and theater productions partnering with leading Tango dancers.
Leonardo Sardella was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began studying Tango and other dance at the Conservatorio Nacional de Danza at the age of eight. Leo went on to study with many Tango maestros including: Osvaldo Zotto, Claudio Gonzalez and Garciela Gonzalez.
He has been a leading or featured dancer in Tango shows presented in prestigious theaters in Buenos Aires and around the world. In recent years, he has toured, taught and performed in the United States and Europe with Graciela Gonzales, including: Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Minneapolis, Vienna, St. Petersburg and Rome. With Walter Perez, Leo co-founded Malevaje Dance Company, Atlantic Tango, The New York Queer Tango Weekend, and Friends of Argentine Tango. Leo and Walter are highly regarded teachers and performers, known for their seamless exchanges of lead and follow, creativity and musicality.