Astor Piazzolla

Grammy-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler is Jill's guest this week. His Trio for New Tango appeared at Elizabethtown College this past March performing works by Astor Piazzolla.

Piazzolla brought the tango from the bordello to the concert hall, and in the process created Nuevo Tango ("New Tango") and became one of the 20th century's great composers.

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Guitar virtuoso Jason Vieaux joins WRTI's Jill Pasternak as he performs "My Funny Valentine" live in the WRTI studio, and discusses his new CD, The Music of Astor Piazzolla. Mr. Vieaux co-founded The Curtis Institute of Music Guitar Department in 2011.

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Originally aired February 18, 2012.

Join us on Sunday, June 3rd, 3 to 5 pm, as Jeri Lynne Johnson conducts the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in an exciting program covering 200 years of music. Works by Astor Piazzola, Adolphus Hailstork, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Joseph Boulogne,  Chevalier de Saint George.

Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor
Luigi Mazzochi, violin
Jeremy Kesselman, oboe

PROGRAM:

Astor Piazzola:  Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Adolphus Hailstork:  Songs of the Magi

Join Jill Pasternak as she welcomes Anne Akiko Meyers to Crossover. Meyers is celebrated today as one of the world's premiere concert violinists. She recently launched Smile, a much-anticipated new album with pianist, Akira Eguchi. It features special arrangements of works including "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," and Astor Piazzolla's "Tangos."

As pianist for famed bandoneon virtuoso Astor Piazzolla for ten years, Ziegler went on to create his own updated version of the nuevo tango by establishing his own trio and Quartet. His music incorporates and extends the jazz and tango innovations created by Piazzolla, thus epitomizing what nuevo tango truly means.

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