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A Tribute to

Astor Piazzolla

Celebrate Astor Piazzolla's 100th Birthday with Orchestra Miami!!

Astor Piazzolla playing the Bandoneon

Friday, July 9th 2021

NEW VENUE- Miami Scottish Rite
471 NW 3rd Street, Miami, 33128

In-person advance tickets available online until 4 PM
Box Office Opens at 7 PM- Tickets available at the door!
Credit or Debit Card  Only at Door- No Cash!!

Happy Birthday, Astor Piazzolla!!!

On Argentinean Independence Day, Friday, July 9th at 8 PM, join Orchestra Miami as we celebrate one of Argentina’s most famous citizens with an all-Piazzolla program at the Scottish Rite Temple. Joining the orchestra will be special guests from Buenos Aires, guitar & vocal Duo Rosa Incaica, and Bandoneón master David Alsina, conducted by guest conductor Andrés Cárdenes. In-person tickets start at just $20 and online livestream tickets in high-definition or virtual reality are available starting at just $5!

Orchestra Miami’s tribute begins with Piazzolla’s Libertango, a statement of “nuevo tango” (the name fuses the words “libertad” [liberty] with tango, symbolizing the break from traditional tango to nuevo tango) in an arrangement by Thomas Kalb. Bandoneónista David Alsina joins guitarist Pablo González Jazey in the Double Concerto for Bandoneón and Guitar, followed by David Alsina’s arrangement of Histoire du Tango, for Bandoneón, Guitar and bass. Following intermission, vocalist Annelise Skovmand joins Pablo González Jazey and the orchestra for a selection of Piazzolla’s most recognizable tangos. Maestro Andrés Cárdenes leads Orchestra Miami in this unforgettable evening.

David Alsina playing thr accordion

About David Alsina

David Alsina, bandoneon player, composer, arranger, and director of tango bands and chamber music groups; native of Buenos Aires, started performing at the age of eight; composed over 100 original songs, and the score for five independent films. David has been performing with the Miami City Ballet as bandoneon soloist with symphonic and philharmonic orchestras for more than 10 years. He has collaborated with Ricky Martin, Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Juan Luis Guerra, Calle 13, Olga Tañón, José Luis Rodríguez, Daniela Romo, and others! Watch a video of David performing here.

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About Duo Rosa Incaica

Guitarist Pablo González Jazey – with his subtle style – and singer Annelise Skovmand – possessor of an expressive, unique vocal timbre – take audiences on a musical journey through Argentina and Latin America with their unique interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk songs from the region. The group's musical expedition combines repertoire rooted in the folk tradition, including original compositions, with arrangements that broach the classical chamber music world. Check them out on Youtube!

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About Andres Cardenes

A consummate musician, powerful presence and master programmer, Andrés Cárdenes has established himself as a conductor possessing all the essentials of a modern maestro. His innovative programming and compelling performances have earned him high praise from audiences, critics and colleagues alike. Currently Music Director of Strings Festival Orchestra (CO), the Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra, and former Music Director and Leader of the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra from 1999-2010, Cárdenes has drawn audiences to the concert hall for a vast array of aural experiences. A champion of living composers and the music of our time, Cárdenes’ formula for presenting diverse genres of music has been met with great enthusiasm.

Lower Balcony- $20; Lower Mezzanine- $30; Orchestra- $35

All tickets are General Admission per section

Seats will be blocked off to allow for social distancing

For everyone's safety, patrons will be required to wear a mask indoors

$5 — I Just Need to Smile Right Now

$15 – Fan of Orchestra Miami

$25 – Friend of Orchestra Miami

$50* – Supporter of Orchestra Miami

$100* – Patron of Orchestra Miami

*Get a Supporter or Patron ticket by July 5th and enhance your viewing experience with a FREE Virtual Reality headset!

Duo Rosa Incaica: Hornero

David Alsina: Variaciones de Tango

Free parking is available in the lot behind Scottish Rite (enter from NW North River Drive)- first come, first served. Metered street parking available. Scottish Rite is an indoor venue- for everyone’s safety, guests will be required to wear a mask to enter and to keep your mask on at all times while inside the building. 

Accessible/handicapped parking in the rear- you may enter from the rear of the building (elevator service) or from the main entrance in the front.

This concert is being presented with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and the support of the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, and sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

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