Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango will sweep Kilbourn Hall audience members away to Argentina with the dramatic, romantic, and compelling sounds of tango as the World Music Series at Eastman School of Music continues on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m.
Praised as “superb in their powerful and dynamic rendition” in performance, Eternal Tango has been reviving and extending the rich tradition of Argentinean Tango. Formed in 2003, the New York-based ensemble is led by Argentinean bandoneón virtuoso Hector Del Curto, with Gustavo Casenave on piano, Pedro Giraudo on bass, and Jisoo Ok on cello.
The ensemble will hold a master class earlier on the day of their performance, at 10 a.m. in the Ciminelli Lounge in the Eastman Student Living Center, 100 Gibbs St., which is free and open to the public.
Eternal Tango has performed in numerous festivals, concert halls, and shows including Lincoln Center Summer Festival, Winter Garden at the World Financial Center, Jazz Standard, Spiegeltent at Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, National Folk Festival, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Connecticut, Le Carrefour Mondial de l´accordion in Quebec, Fiesta Iberoamericano de las Artes in Puerto Rico, Festival Internacional da Safona, and Copa Fest in Brazil among many others. The ensemble has also performed with prestigious guest artists like Pablo Ziegler and Paquito D´Rivera.
Awarded “Best Bandoneonist under 25” when he was only 17 years old, Del Curto has a tango lineage going back three generations to the early 1900s. As a soloist and chamber musician, his music has captivated audiences around the world and performances include collaborations with such legends as Tito Puente, Astor Piazzolla, Osvaldo Pugliese, Shakira, Gary Burton, José Angel Trelles, and Maria Graña. In 1999, Del Curto received the Golden Note Award from the Italian-American Network in recognition of his artistic achievements.
In addition to leading the Eternal Tango Quartet, Del Curto founded the 10-piece ensemble Eternal Tango Orchestra, was the music director for Broadway’s Forever Tango and is an active member of Paquito D’Riviera’s Panamericana Ensemble, Fernao Oter’s X-Tango, and the Pablo Ziegler Trio.
Tickets to Eternal Tango are $10, $15, and $20, discounts with UR ID, and are available at the Eastman Theatre Box Office, Eastman East Wing, 433 East Main St.; by phone(585) 454-2100; or online at www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts.
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Wednesday, February 9
World Music Series: Eternal Tango
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
Tickets: $10, $15 and $20 (discounts with UR ID); available at the Eastman Theatre Box Office in the Eastman East Wing, 433 East Main St., by phone 585-454-2100; online: www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php