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The Romano Viazzani Quintet

Astor Piazzolla’s Suite del Angel – at The London Encounter 2016

The Romano Viazzani Quintet is happy to present the live recording of their debut performance with this line up at The London Encounter in 2016 with Romano Viazzani on Accordion, Corinna Hentschel on Violin, Jonathan Preiss on Guitar, John Bailey on Piano, Yaron Stavi on Double Bass. The ensemble specialises in traditional Argentine and European Tango and other related music and is planning a tour at the end of 2017 and into 2018.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_WRS_7MR5c

Southern Cone Quintet – Saturday, March 25th 2017 at 7:30 PM- St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

Southern Cone Quintet - St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

Southern Cone Quintet – Impressions of music from Argentina, Chile & Uruguay

Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music.

It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

The performers are as diverse as the music itself. They include a Chilean-born arranger and woodwind player, a Spanish prodigy accordionist, a classical violinist of Bosnian roots, as well as a jazz guitarist and double bassist (both British).


‘Absolutely outstanding….Wonderfully romantic… What a way to start this year’s BBC Proms Lates’ BBC Radio 3

*Lucia Veintimilla* – violin
Claude Werner – clarinet/flute/arranger
James Kitchman – electric guitar
Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade – accordion
Louis Thomas – double bass

*Special guest

Food and drink will be available for sale on the night.
Food will be provided by Emanuel Peruvian Kitchen

Doors open at 7pm
More info here:
https://stethelburgas.org/event/impressions-music-argentina-chile-uruguay/

TICKETS http://www.wegottickets.com/event/392054

 

Sunday Sessions present The Southern Cone Quintet – Sunday February 19th 2017 (with Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade on accordion)

Southern Cone Quintet at SOAS

Sunday Sessions present The Southern Cone Quintet

Compton Terrace, N1 2 UN London, United Kingdom
Doors open 3.30pm, music 4pm – 5.30pm
Advance tickets £8 (£6 Union chapel members)
or on the door £10

Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music.

It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the styleresembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

The performers are as diverse as the music itself. They include a Chilean-born arranger and woodwind player, a Spanish prodigy accordionist, a classical violinist of Bosnian roots, as well as a jazz guitarist and double bassist (both British).

Anisa Arslanagić – violin
Claude Werner – clarinet/flute/arranger
James Kitchman – electric guitar
Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade – accordion
Louis Thomas – double bass

http://southernconequintet.com/

The Sunday Sessions is a fortnightly event featuring some of London’s finest acoustic musicians. Enjoy some tasty food and drink then sink into a comfy sofa and spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in the relaxed surroundings of the Union Chapel Bar.

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi – Bandoneon Virtuoso – The Art of Tango- Concert 19.30, Thursday 2nd February 2017

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi – The Art of Tango

Royal Academy of Music. 19.30, Thursday 2nd February 2017.

Brilliant bandoneon virtuoso Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi will be in concert with Academy accordion students and string quintet from the Royal Academy of Music, ‘The Art of Tango’ 7.30 pm in the DJ Recital Hall. admission £7.50 (concessions £5.50)

Tickets from Academy box office, tel. 020 7873 7300 or online at www.ram.ac.uk or at the box office on day of concert.

See a clip of Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi playing Piazzolla

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Masterclass

1st February, 10.00 – 1.00 pm in the DJ Recital Hall.

As well as having a very active concert career on bandoneon and accordion Maestro Pietrodarchi is also Professor of accordion at Torrefranca Conservatoire in Vibo Valentia, Italy. He will also give a masterclass the day before his concert which is open to the public on the 1st February, 10.00 – 1.00 pm in the DJ Recital Hall. Free admission. No tickets required

 

 

 

Southern Cone Quintet – St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London

Southern Cone Quintet at SOAS

Southern Cone Quintet Lunchtime Concert – St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 0

Friday December 16th 13.10 – 14-00

Southern Cone Quintet perform their last concert of 2016 at the prestigious St James Piccadilly as part of the popular lunchtime concerts series. The Ensemble will be premiering new arrangements and compositions.

Entry is free and open to all.

Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music.

It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

The performers are as diverse as the music itself. They include a Chilean-born arranger and woodwind player, a Spanish prodigy accordionist, a classical violinist of Bosnian roots, as well as a jazz guitarist and double bassist (both British).

Anisa Arslanagić – violin
Claude Werner – clarinet/flute/arranger
James Kitchman – electric guitar
Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade – accordion
Louis Thomas – double bass

http://southernconequintet.com/

Southern Cone Quintet perform at SOAS 4th November 2016. With Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade on accordion

Southern Cone Quintet at SOAS

Southern Cone Quintet perform at SOAS

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Enquiries: E-mail: musicevents@soas.ac.uk / Tel: 020 7898 4500

Friday November 4th 2016  at 7 PM – 9 PM

Southern Cone Quintet are performing at School of Oriental & African Studies as part of their concert series. Doors are at 18.30, music at 19.00. Entry is free but please use the ticket link to make your reservation.
Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music.

It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

The performers are as diverse as the music itself. They include a Chilean-born arranger and woodwind player, a Spanish prodigy accordionist, a classical violinist of Bosnian roots, as well as a jazz guitarist and double bassist (both British).

Anisa Arslanagić – violin
Claude Werner – clarinet/flute/arranger
James Kitchman – electric guitar
Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade – accordion
Louis Thomas – double bass

http://southernconequintet.com/

Maria de Buenos Aires -Piazzolla’s Opera- Arcola Theatre with Bartek Glowacki on accordion 30th August – September 3rd 2016

COMPANY Ricardo Gosalbo Piano Bartosz Glowacki Accordion Ian Helm Baritone Béatrice de Larragoïti Cover Soprano Rob Luft Electric Guitar Elena Marigómez Arranz Double Bass Sasha El Masry Tango Dancer Catarina Sereno Soprano Lucia Veintimilla Violin Bianca Vrcan Tango Dancer Matthew Wade Actor Music Ástor Piazzolla Words Horacio Ferrer Direction Natalie Katsou Music Direction Ricardo Gosalbo Arrangement Bob Barnes Set Design Jemima Robinson Lighting Design Rob Youngson Costume Design Kate Royds Visual Management Yiannis Katsaris

Maria de Buenos Aires- Arcola Theatre – 24 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL London, United Kingdom

at 19.30 (20.30 on 3rd September)

Well, like buses one waits for ages then two come along.  Only a few months after the Oskar McCarthy’s production of  Astor Piazzolla’s opera at the Waterloo Vaults, the Arcola Theatre launch their production on the 30th of August.  This time the music will be provided by London’s own Deco Ensemble with Bartel Glowacki on accordion.

Maria was seduced by the tango. Now she is the most bewitching dancer in Buenos Aires, and the talk of its red light district. But when the languishing Piazzolla is driven mad by her ‘fatal passion’, he conspires to stop it dead. Maria is made of flesh and blood, but her spirit will to be harder to kill…

Astor Piazzolla’s 90-minute ‘operita’ is a unique masterpiece about passion, lust and the supernatural. Set against the backdrop of a teeming city, and to the sound of milongas, tangos and waltzes, Maria de Buenos Aires binds the slang of brothels to the poetry of angels.

Natalie Katsou (The Medium, Wolf Kisses) returns to Grimeborn to direct this vibrant new production from Operaview, renowned for their merging of opera with dance and visual arts. The light and shade of Piazzolla’s score is brought to life by the Deco Ensemble, one of the UK’s finest tango quintets.

COMPANY

Ricardo Gosalbo Piano
Bartosz Glowacki Accordion
Ian Helm Baritone
Béatrice de Larragoïti Cover Soprano
Rob Luft Electric Guitar
Elena Marigómez Arranz Double Bass
Sasha El Masry Tango Dancer
Catarina Sereno Soprano
Lucia Veintimilla Violin
Bianca Vrcan Tango Dancer
Matthew Wade Actor
Music Ástor Piazzolla
Words Horacio Ferrer
Direction Natalie Katsou
Music Direction Ricardo Gosalbo
Arrangement Bob Barnes
Set Design Jemima Robinson
Lighting Design Rob Youngson
Costume Design Kate Royds
Visual Management Yiannis Katsaris

Tickets http://www.arcolatheatre.com/event/grimeborn-maria-de-buenos-aires/2016-08-30/

Standard £15
Concessions £12

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.
Understudy performance on 1 September.

Start time: 7.30pm.

Running time: 70 minutes approximately .

THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS:
Violence
Scenes of a sexual nature

SUITABLE FOR 12+

Southern Cone Quintet with Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade on accordion at Sands Films, 29th June 2016

The Southern Cone Quintet

This is the second outing for the Southern Cone Quintet in June. Led by the fabulous guitarist James Kitchman and featuring Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade on accordion as well as a host of superb musicians including nothing-less-than amazing violinist Anisa Arslanagic who is mesmerising to watch. That is taking nothing away from all these talented musicians.

The Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music.

It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

 

Concert kicks off at 19.45 at Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street, SE16 4HZ London, United Kingdom

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Southern Cone Quintet with Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade on accordion at Kansas Smitty’s Bar 16/6/16

Southern Cone Quintet

The Southern Cone Quintet led by the brilliant James Kitchman on Guitar are having two outings very soon.  The first is this week and it will be accordionist Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade’s second concert with this wonderful new ensemble.

Every Thursday at Kansas Smitty’s Bar, The Shed challenges listeners with an ever-changing list of performers that the minds behind Smitty’s have curated to entertain and enlighten. You may think that going to see a classical accordionist or Indian Sarod player is out of your comfort zone, but trust that the Smitty’s team won’t lead you astray. The Shed is always forward thinking, but most importantly, always good.

This weeks guest, James Kitchman, has played Smitty’s quite a few times, but never like this. The jazz guitarist will be deviating from the jazz idiom with his band Southern Cone Quintet. The Quintet specializes in the sounds of Argentinian tango and bandoneon music.

Don’t miss them at 20.00 till 23.00 on Thursday 16th June 2106 at Kansas Smitty’s, 63-65 Broadway Market, E8 4PH London, United Kingdom

BOOK TICKETS HERE

Romano Viazzani New Tango Quintet to perform Piazzolla at The London Encounter 11th June 2016

Romano Viazzani and Bass player Yaron Stavi

Romano Viazzani New Tango Quintet

Romano Viazzani (Accordion), John Bailey (Piano), Yaron Stavi (Double Bass), Corinna Hentschel (Violin) and Jonathan Preiss (Guitar) have formed a new Tango quintet which will make its debut at The London Encounter, ETC venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London on the 11th June 2016.  The ensemble will play in the musical part of the cultural event called “Music and the “other”, which starts at 19.30.  They will be performing the whole of Astor Piazzolla’s  Ángel Suite (Milonga del Ángel, Muerte del Ángel,  Resurrección del Ángel). It is hoped that this will be the first of many tango-oriented concerts in the future. Romano Viazzani recorded this suite on a CD as solo accordion pieces formerly but this is the first time any of the musicians involved, who have all played in tango before, have performed it in with the original line-up Piazzolla scored for (if you allow a bit of artistic licence for the accordion playing the bandoneon part).  Yaron Stavi frequently plays Double Bass with no less than Richard Galliano himself, and Corinna Hentschel had her own Piazzolla Ensemble in her native Germany.

 

Romano Viazzani - accordion
Romano Viazzani
Jonathan Preiss-Guitar
Jonathan Preiss
John Bailey-Piano
John Bailey
Yaron Stavi-Double Bass
Yaron Stavi
Corinna Hentschel-violin
Corinna Hentschel