Music by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Angel Villoldo & Raul Jaurena
flute, violin, bandoneon, cello, piano, tango dance
BUY CONCERT & DINNER TICKETS
Bread & Salt, Barrio Logan
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
Single Tickets: $30 general, $25 for students/seniors/military/museum members
Taste of Tango Paella Dinner Tickets: $42
Taste of Tango catered by Paella Valenciana
After the Concert Paella Dinner – includes a choice of meat, seafood or vegetarian paella + Ceasar salad + roll + cheesecake or flan + sangria or ice tea. Dinner by candlelight in the “mixer” room at Bread & Salt. Limited Dinner Seating – Book Now!
Exhibit Curated by Thomas De Mello
6:00 PM Featured Exhibit – Artist Talk/Q&A
6:30 PM Tango Obsession Concert
7:45 PM “Pop-Up” Dinner – Taste of Tango
Camarada is thrilled beyond words to present
world-renowned bandoneonist Raul Jaurena!
“the man that Astor Piazzolla once called one of the greatest bandoneon players ever. Raul has established a unique connection to his instrument – genuine, open, touching, with stunning technical brilliance.”
Latin American music has been an “obsession” for Camarada for over 20 years! Tango Obsession evokes the intoxicating emotions of Argentina and features the music of the great Astor Piazzolla. Piazzolla performed in many of Buenos Aires’ finest tango bands of the 1940s, fusing classical, jazz, and tango into a distinctive, avant-garde musical idiom all his own. Selections will include his most celebrated works, such as the rousing Triunfal, two intimate and lyrical ballads, Milonga del Angel and Soledad, and several other golden standards, like Escualo and Le Grand Tango – all music that borders on bursting with the smoldering energy of Piazzolla’s “Neuvo Tango!”
Concert-goers will also experience the magnetic pull of one of the most beautiful and famous tango pieces of all time, Volver, written by Carlos Gardel, the handsome singer/songwriter/composer/actor considered by many to embody the soul of the tango style.
They will recognize El Choclo, by Angelo Villoldo. El Choclo premiered at an elegant Argentine restaurant in 1903 and has been adapted and recorded by an incredible number of artists, including Louie Armstrong, who did a version in 1955 called Kiss of Fire. Also in 1955, Universal Studios gave Villoldo’s melody a Flamenco work-over and used it in a classic melodrama starring the unlikely pair of Jack Palance and Barbara Rush. The movie was called “Kiss of Fire.”
Finally, Camarada’s always-scintillating resident tango dancers, Tango Alma, will be showcased throughout the program, heightening the evening’s passion for listeners and musicians alike!