By Debra Gonzalez
Does it really take two to tango?
The trio consists of Pablo Ziegler on piano, Héctor Del Curto on bandoneón and Claudio Ragazzion guitar.
The three musicians combine the musical styling of tango and jazz to create a rhythmic sensation.Dick Veit, Baylor School of Music’s concert and promotion manager, says the band creates a unique sound.
“Most of our concerts are classical, so it would be that sort of crowd,” Veit said. “But one like this would go right across the board, I think. It’s kind of a fusion of jazz and the Argentinian tango, so it’s really kind of an irresistible sound.”
The trio, whose stylings differ
from the usual classical artists featured, should draw a different crowd.
“I think even your typical Baylor
student walking down campus, who might not go sit there for an hour and a half to listen to a string quartet play, would have a lot of fun at this event,” Veit said. “It’s going
to be really rhythmic and melodious
and fun. It’s just going to be a fun concert.”
The performance will consist of 10 pieces by Ziegler himself, and four by legendary tango musician Ástor Piazolla.
“Four of [Piazolla’s] pieces are going to be played,” Veit said. “He died in ’92, but he’s kind of the godfather of modern tango. Pablo Ziegler — in fact, all three of the people in the trio — at one time were in Ástor Piazolla’s group. This is really an authoritative kind of presentation. These are carrying on his heritage. They came right out of Ástor Piazolla’s group; you can’t get more genuine than that.”
The group will also present a master class at 3 p.m. Friday in Roxy Grove Hall as part of the School of Music’s Lyceum series, where audience members can see how the artists interact with one another and ask questions. The event will be open to the public.
The Distinguished Artist Series
began before 1965 and brings to campus renowned artists, providing
the Baylor community the convenience of enjoying brilliant performances without the travel.
The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Roxy Grove Hall.
Tickets for the performance are $15, or $10 for senior citizens and Baylor students, faculty and staff.
Tickets can be purchased at the Baylor School of Music box office or online at www.baylor.edu/music.
Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door beginning 30