THE INTIMATE TANGO
Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2:00 pm
NDSU FESTIVAL CONCERT HALL
NOTE - This concert features a smaller, chamber-sized orchestra
Music for Theatre
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
featuring violinist CHEE-YUN
Symphony No. 40
The dead of winter is the perfect time to get up close and personal with the sizzling, tango-infused "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires." Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla is famed for bridging the worlds of classical music and steamy tangos. Using a template of intimate violin concertos strung together as a single piece centuries earlier by Antonio Vivaldi ("The Four Seasons"), Piazzolla creates a virtuoso showpiece for solo violin and string orchestra. Bringing violinist CHEE-YUN back to Fargo-Moorhead to perform this piece was a slam-dunk - she lit up the house with her fiery, passionate playing when she was here during the 2013-14 season.
A smaller version of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony will show off its virtuosity in a lesser-known work by Aaron Copland as well as one of Mozart's most beloved masterworks.
Read "An Intimate Evening with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony" article by John Showalter in the High Plains Reader.
Read the program notes which give more detail about the three pieces on the concert.
Enjoy a sample of Chee-Yun performing The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires: