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Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra: Astor Piazzolla Online

POSIA concert of the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Astor Piazzolla will be held unde the honorary patronage of the Embassy of Argentina in Poland on 30 April 2021 at 8:00 p.m. at the Concert Hall of the Music School Complex No. 1 in Warsaw – “New Miodowa” (21 Rakowiecka St.). Broadcast on YouTube channel and www.sinfoniaiuventus.pl

The heyday of tango art fell on the post-war period. The breakthrough and renaissance of the tango came with the achievements of Astor Piazzolla – the young Argentinian’s talent was noticed and supported by people such as Artur Rubinstein. Soon Piazzolla took up regular musical studies in France, where he pursued “classical” education under Nadia Boulanger. The tango nuevo genre created by him departed from its purely dance function and became autonomous music of high artistic value. The concert celebrating the centenary of the birth of this great reformer of the genre, which today has already become its “new classic”, will recall the most famous tangos, along with an interesting larger form – Concerto for bandoneon from 1979, described by the publisher of the work as Aconcagua, symbolically referring to the highest mountain peak in the Americas and the entire southern hemisphere.

The solo parts of the concert will be performed by bandoneonist Klaudiusz Baran (while the violinist Justyna Baran will perform solo in the moving Adiós Nonino tango) playing under the baton of Marek Wroniszewski. This virtuoso of bandoneon and accordion, highly valued both in Poland and abroad, moves with ease through a diverse repertoire of many eras. His great passion to Argentinian tango is best reflected in his renditions of tango nuevo, which he performs with dazzling virtuosity on the bandoneon, the instrument he introduced as the first Polish instrumentalist into concert halls. Klaudiusz Baran combines artistic activity with pedagogical and organizational activity. He is a professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, and its rector since 2016.

Piotr Maculewicz

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/