Thursday 28 FEBRUARY 2019
Woodville Auditorium

Lunchtime Classical Concert: Santiago Quartet

Running time: 1 hour

Santiago Quartet is a classical ensemble that blends the sensuous mood of tango music with vibrant energy and originality.

In this concert of works by contemporary composers from Latin America, the Quartet will take the listener on a journey through the rhythms, melodies and unique sounds of this exciting music.

Santiago Quartet plays works by living or recent composers. Their repertoire comes from many sources, including film scores and songs, and focuses on pieces with an emotional pull.

The Quartet’s Woodville Halls programme will include Javier Alvarez’s hypnotic Metro Chabacano, which features on the Quartet’s first album Latin Perspective, and works by ‘master of tango’ Astor Piazzolla. Whilst Metro Chabacano holds the listener in rhythmic fascination, Piazzolla’s Adios Nonino pulls at the heartstrings with sumptuous, rich melodies. Variaçiones, a Latin American take on Paganini’s 24th Caprice by the violist of Mexico’s Cuarteto Latinamericáno, is breathtakingly virtuosic.

The ensemble’s relaxed performance style is approachable for audience members of all ages and the repertoire is tuneful, evocative, and full of fun.

The Quartet look forward to introducing you to this incredible music!

Programme to include:

Daniel Binelli – El Viaje (from the film India Pravile)
Javier Alvarez – Metro Chabacano
Astor Piazzolla – Adios Nonino, Oblivion, Jorge Adios and Milonga del Ángel
Miguel del Aguila – Presto II
Julio Numhauser – Todo Cambia
Javier Montiel – Variaçiones on Paganini’s Capricio no. 24

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