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Toruń | "Great Composers – Great Anniversaries": In the Rhythm of Tango – Concert on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla's birth

TOSWith a concert entitled "In the Rhythm of Tango", the Toruń Symphony Orchestra returns to the long-term project "Great Composers – Great Anniversaries". The event on 19 September 2021 at 5 p.m. in the Chamber Hall of CKK Jordanki will celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the outstanding Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. The project is also a part of the celebration of the European Funds Open Days.

"Great Composers – Great Anniversaries" is a Toruń Symphony Orchestra's project to commemorate artists who celebrate important anniversaries in 2021. It is a series of 12 events featuring symphonic and chamber concerts, recitals, a poster exhibition, film screening and a lecture.

Today, Astor Piazzolla's name is synonymous with a transformed tango, combined with elements of jazz and classical music – nuevo tango, which, instead of living in taverns, has found its place in concert halls. During the concert in Toruń, Ulla Saxophone Trio, Martyna Ciok-Rycak (vocal) and Michał Bator (drums) will perform Yo Soy from the opera Maria de Buenos Aires, Cuatro estaciones porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), Adiós Nonino – one of the most beautiful compositions by the master of tango nuevo, dedicated to the memory of the artist's father, Vicente Piazzolla, and the famous Libertango. Different faces of nuevo tango reveal to the audience other compositions by the master of bandoneon: Oblivion and Tanti Anni Prima from the film Henry IV directed by Marco Bellocchio as well as Escualo and Fuga y misterio.

The event will take place in a hybrid form: both with the participation of the audience in the CKK Jordanki Chamber Hall, and in the form of livestreaming on the Toruń Symphony Orchestra YouTube channel. Free tickets to be collected at the CKK Jordanki ticket office.

Co-financed in the "Music" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: https://tos.art.pl/wydarzenia/w-rytmie-tanga