Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra
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 welcome return. Give yourself over to this intoxicating and immersive experience.
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Richard Tognetti director & Violin
James Crabb classical Accordion
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Antonio Agri & José Carli
George Frideric Handel
Concerto Grosso in A, No.11
Por Una Cabeza
Gabriela Lena Frank
Leyendas – An Andean Walkabout: VI. Coqueteos – Australian Premiere
Bachianas Brasileiras No.9
Angels and Devils Suite
This production is part of the following series:
In 2021 the ACO are presenting an ambitious season with more music than ever before, with a radiant series of live performances alongside cinematic and immersive concert films.
Saturday 5 & Monday 7 February 2022 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)
Premium $152 ($132 Concession)
A Reserve $142 ($125 Concession)
B Reserve $120 ($100 Concession)
C Reserve $84 ($69 Concession)
D Reserve $49 ($49 Concession)
A Reserve $106
B Reserve $90
C Reserve $63
D Reserve $37
Subject to evolving restrictions in Victoria, all seating configurations and capacities are subject to change. If tickets are currently unavailable for this concert and you would like to join the waitlist, please contact the Box Office on (03) 9699 3333.
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