Almagro Ensemble - Contemporary Tango from Argentina and Beyond
This is an exciting new group includes some of the most recognised players and composers from the European jazz, classical and tango worlds and it aims to present some of the new innovations in tango from Argentina to European audiences, compose and commission new works exploring the space between the tango, jazz and contemporary classical worlds, as well as developing collaborations with dancers and choreographers.
Grounded in the tradition, and covering repertoire from early groups including the legendary Quinteto Real and Astor Piazzolla, the ensemble uses this only as a starting point. Much of its set focuses on contemporary repertoire from Argentina crossing the boundaries of tango, jazz and contemporary classical music from Buenos Aires based composers Diego Schissi, Ramiro Gallo and Sonia Possetti as well as original compositions and new commissions.
This is a truly international group, featuring the renowned violinist Lucy Waterhouse (Tango Volcano, Oslo Philharmonic), star Polish Bandoneonist Bartok Glowacki (Deco Ensemble, Polish Young Musician of the Year 2009), UK guitarist Chris Allard (Fugata Ensemble, BBC Big Band), John Turville (Tim Garland, London Tango Orchestra, Transtango) and Tom Mason (Tango Siempre, Ghostpoet, Questlove).
Lucy Waterhouse violin, Bartok Glowacki bandoneon, Chris Allard guitar, John Turville keyboard, Tom Mason bass
£12.50/£10 Members/Students £5