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

Aaron Copland
   Music for Theatre

Astor Piazzolla
   The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
   featuring violinist
CHEE-YUN

W.A. Mozart
   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.