An Evening of Tango with Oistrakh
Join us for an evening of tango performed by the Richard Scofano Quartet to help support Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago's performance and music education programs.
WHEN: March 28th
At the home of Kiyoko Lerner
500 W Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Light refreshments will be served.
About The Richard Scofano Quartet
The Richard Scofano Quartet (bandoneón, violin, piano, and double bass) presents a repertory of Argentine Tangos and New Chamamé, with overpowering virtuosity and poignant interpretations. New compositions by bandoneonist Richard Scofano, and classic tango selections arranged by the members of the group, are rendered with astonishing power and beauty. Scofano’s approach to Chamamé, a traditional folkloric music from Northeastern Argentina, parallels that of composer and bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla’s approach to tango. Scofano is actively renewing the possibilities of the genre – hence New Chamamé – through the fusion of classical and world music. The quartet’s identity results from the merging of four diverse musical personalities. Scofano’s roots are in Corrientes, Argentina, with influences by classical and Brazilian music. Victoria Moreira is a renowned classical and tango violinist from Montevideo, Uruguay. Pianist Alfredo Minetti was born in Uruguay, lived in Argentina, and grew up in Brazil, absorbing rich musical traditions from each country. Mark Sonksen is an accomplished jazz American double bassist with a passion for Argentine tango. Well beyond the profound lyricism and rhythmic diversity encapsulated in these traditions, it is the intensity of their performances and interpretations, their musicianship and artistry, the originality of their arrangements, and the innovation of Scofano’s New Chamamé, that sets the quartet apart from other musical formations.