★★★★★ "A show not to be missed… From the motoric boogie bass line of the piano through to the stabbing and sliding strings, this is a rollercoaster ride." - Limelight Magazine
This irresistible season opener led by Richard Tognetti is
driven by the rhythms of South America, and features long standing friend of the ACO, classical accordion virtuoso and
arranger James Crabb.
The tango was already a melting pot of influences before
Piazzolla snatched it from boozy dives and put it into concert
halls. Some Argentinians called him an assassin, but he was
really a visionary. Piazzolla added a classical sensibility and
cosmopolitan sophistication to the all-enveloping sensuality
of the tango, as you will hear in his popular Libertango and
the Angels and Devils Suite.
We honour Piazzolla’s passion for the Baroque with a
concerto by Handel and a tribute to Bach by Villa-Lobos.
Then back to the 21st century where Gabriela Lena Frank’s
South American-inspired Leyendas makes its Australian
premiere and local treasure Elena Kats-Chernin makes a
Give yourself over to this intoxicating and immersive
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be back performing with Richard and the ACO musicians. Every performance with them is always so artistically rewarding and a true celebration of what live music-making is all about. The evocative feast of music on this program is an emotional rollercoaster, full of energy, fun, and passion. This uplifting program is the ideal opener to a new season full of hope and I for one can’t wait.” - James Crabb
PIAZZOLLA – Libertango
ANTONIO AGRI / JOSÉ CARLI – Desde Adentro
HANDEL – Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6, No.11 ELENA KATS-CHERNIN – Torque
GARDEL – Por Una Cabeza
GABRIELA LENA FRANK – Leyendas – An Andean Walkabout: VI. Coqueteos (Australian Premiere)
VILLA-LOBOS – Bachianas Brasileiras No.9
PIAZZOLLA – Angels and Devils Suite: Milonga del Ángel, Vayamos al Diablo, Romance del Diablo, La Muerte del Ángel
Richard Tognetti • Director & Violin
James Crabb • Classical Accordion
Australian Chamber Orchestra
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