Barcos - The Extraordinary Journey of Tango

7.30pm Saturday 27 May 2017
SJE Arts at The Church of St John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH
Eduardo Garcia & The Le Page Ensemble


Inspired by the life-changing journey across the Atlantic made by Europeans seeking a new life in the Americas, 'Barcos' - the new collaboration between Argentinian bandoneon player and Tango composer Eduardo Garcia and the Le Page Ensemble - is soulful, cinematic, deeply nostalgic and full of the distinctive flavours of South America. Featuring Tangos both old and new by Garcia, Piazzolla, Cobian and more... A true homage to the roots of Tango.

In 2016, Argentinian bandoneon player and composer Eduardo Garcia joined forces with the Le Page Ensemble to record ‘Barcos’, an album of his extraordinary Tango influenced works. In addition to the works composed by Garcia for the bandoneon and string quartet, the album also features music by the renowned Argentinian visionary Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) whose uncompromising musical innovations completely changed the face of Tango over four decades. Garcia’s music is inspired by the life-changing journey across the Atlantic made by Europeans seeking a new life in the Americas. Soulful, cinematic, deeply nostalgic and brimming with virtuosity, this concert is full of the distinctive flavours of South America.

"When I was a child, I loved to spend many afternoons, making paper ships. Without knowing it, I was playing with my own history, the history of my family and the history of my country. Ships move us away from loved ones and often lead us to unknown lands and uncertain futures. Sailing is slow, like dragging one’s feet, but it give us time to look at the open sea and imagine our novel lives. These pieces are humble ‘sound ships’ sailing hopeful seas...Eduardo Garcia

Eduardo Garcia (bandoneon)
David Le Page and Catherine Leech (violins)
Vanessa McNaught (viola)
Nick Stringfellow (cello)

Tickets £15, concessions £12, NUS and under 18s £5 available from www.sje-oxford.org or at the door.

www.eduardogarcia.fr
www.davidlepage.co.uk

SJE Arts at The Church of St John the Evangelist

109A Iffley Road,
Oxford,
OX4 1EH
Eduardo Garcia & The Le Page Ensemble

When: 7.30pm Saturday 27 May 2017

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