A Tribute to

Astor Piazzolla

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

Astor Piazzolla playing the accordion

Friday, July 9th 2021

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 Miami Beach’s North Beach Bandshell. 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.

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.

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!

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.

Kids $5 - Section A $30 - Section D & E $20 - Club Level $270 (admits up to 6 people and includes one drink per person)

$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 ofOrchestra Miami

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Duo Rosa Incaica: Hornero

David Alsina: Variaciones de Tango

July 9th, 8pm

North Beach Bandshell

Free parking is available after 6 PM at the municipal parking lot on the west side of Collins Avenue, between 72nd & 73rd Streets, or take the Miami Beach Trolley (North Beach Loop or Collins Express). The North Beach Bandshell is an outdoor venue, and for everyone’s safety, guests will be required to wear a mask to enter. 

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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