Q Tango Orchestra Joins Tucson Tango Festival for March 2011!
We are happy to announce the latest addition to our family of festival joy, will be the well received and thoroughly talented Q Tango orchestra from Albuquerque. We will choreograph a seamless transition between our the DJ and the orchestra so you can dance to live music at the Gran Milonga on Saturday night.
And it also means when they are not playing you will also be dancing with members of the orchestra and company that are great fun to dance with!!!
We have also decided to present a tango show and concert for the greater Tucson community. The show will be held at:
Berger Performing Arts Center
1200 West Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85745
March 3rd, 2011 7-9:PM
In addition to Q Tango Orchestra…
The performing artist will be our headliners: Murat and Michelle Erdemsel
Maria Olivera & Gustavo Benzecry
Santiago Croce and Amy Lincoln
Varo Boyajyan & Naomi Hotta
QTANGO is the only traditional tango orchestra of it’s size in North America. Created in July, 2009 by Erskine Maytorena, a third generation tango musician and opera singer, QTANGO has performed authentic Argentine tango arrangements as often as two to three times a week in Albuquerque, New Mexico for tango dancers and listeners. Venues have included the Hotel Andaluz, KUNM, Old Town Gazebo, The Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion at UNMH, Gallery VCR, Scalo Restaurant and Grill, Cosmo Tapas, The Roasted Bean Cafe, Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, the Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe, NM, and the Plaza Palomino in Tucson, Arizona. Specializing in the traditional tango music of the “Golden Age” of the great Argentine tango orchestras, QTANGO’s dynamic and powerful music keeps dancers on the floor and listeners enthralled.
Every song is a novella; a story of love, betrayal, desperation and hope. QTANGO’s ensemble of 13 musicians with their extensive background and experience in classical performance give the audience a unique and intimate experience, an acoustic resonance only an orchestra can provide, a journey into the romance, passion and elegance of tango. Every performance is sophisticated, engaging, nostalgic, and moving.
Our local friend and Milonguera, Fran Griesing loves tango almost as much as Jo and Rusty! So… She has generously volunteered to open her home and host an outdoor milonga under the stars on her back patio this Friday evening, May 21st, 2010 from 7:30 – 11:00 PM.
Fran lives in the Tucson Mountains west of downtown with spectacular views of the city lights and skyline!! Come joins us for tango under the stars.