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‘Quintango’ takes over the EMU stage Oct. 17

Posted on October 7th, 2009

QuinTango performs at EMU
‘QuinTango,’ a quintet of two violins, cello, bass and piano dedicated to the musical performance of tango

"QuinTango," a quintet of two violins, cello, bass and piano dedicated to the musical performance of tango, will come to the Lehman Auditorium stage 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The concert will be followed by a talk-back session with the artists.

Cited by The Washington Post as "one of the District’s finest instrumental ensembles," the award-winning group will feature "Music and Dance of Argentina," bringing its own interpretations to this evocative music, universally synonymous with the eternal dance of man and woman.

Following a performance, the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina told the group, "Tonight, you conquered Buenos Aires."

On the domestic front, QuinTango continues to conquer home-grown audiences with their unique approach and masterful performance. It’s classical music that induces heavy breathing. It’s popular entertainment that’s tethered in elegant style and grace. It’s virtuosic chamber music that requires one to lower the thermostat. Like jazz and blues, tango delivers heartbreak, humor and romance in dazzlingly diverse styles.

QuinTango is a frequent performer at the Kennedy Center. A typical concert includes 14-18 tangos interspersed with engaging narratives and anecdotes.

The group has recorded five albums; their fifth release, "Triumfal," received a "Whammie" award in the Latin Recording category during the Washington Area Music Association’s 23rd annual awards ceremony.

Concert tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased at the door. The talk-back session with the artists will occur immediately after the concert.

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