OnStage Concert Series
Saturday September 17, 2022
OUTSIDE: Rizer Pavilion on the Workhouse Arts Center Quad
Experience QuinTango: Hear the heartbeat of classical Argentinian tango channeled by a quintet of top-notch female chamber musicians and their crackerjack bandoneon player. This is tango like you’ve never imagined it: classical chops, jazz harmonies, and intimate arrangements written for the group by outstanding composers in Buenos Aires. ‘Chamber tango’ is the result of this musical alchemy, a middle ground that draws in lovers of both classical and non-classical music to experience the fullness of life—the stories, the culture, and the exhilaration of tango.
Over its 20-year history, QuinTango’s command performances have ranged from the White House to memorable concerts in 23 states, at venues ranging from Stanford University and Lincoln Center Plaza, to the Kennedy Center and Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston. They’ve performed at international festivals in Costa Rica and the Amalfi Coast—and toured in France, Italy, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina and Uruguay.
QuinTango not only captivates audiences with their artistry, they invite you in as one of the family, immersing listeners in the world of tango. Each tango has its own special message, introduced with surprising narratives so you can explore everything from the grief of losing a father, to the thrill of deep-sea fishing, and the poignancy of a young poet’s fate. In this music, born in the streets and made respectable in sophisticated salons, we hear the full human journey: romance, loss, heartache, and deep joy embedded in haunting melodies.
With four community programs to actively engage young listeners, community is at the heart of QuinTango’s mission. StringTango, Tango/Soccer, Tango without Borders, and Mad Hot Tango have made impact in four states with funding from organizations such as Heartland, the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, the RunningBrooke Foundation and Chamber Music America.
This performance will take place in the Rizer Pavilion on the central quad of the Workhouse Arts Center. Tickets are available for purchase from $30 per person. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks available for a la carte purchase in the venue.
Saturday September 17, 2022 at 7:30pm
Advance purchase is highly recommended, rates may increase as ticket sales progress.
Venue and seating will open 60 minutes prior to curtain. This venue is outdoors, within a large festival tent, and may be postponed if inclement weather occurs. If that occurs, ticketholders will be notified via email as early as decisions are made.
The 2021/22 Performing Arts Season is made possible in part with funding from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)
Select performances in this series are partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.