Please join us in celebrating St. Valentine’s with the romantic Argentine Tango live music of an exciting new international formation of the ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET!
9pm-12am: Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with traditional Argentine Tango Live music by Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet and DJ Scott Boddye
Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet: (Alejandro Ziegler, piano; Charles Gorczynski, bandoneon; Ishtar Hernandez, Violin; Daniel Fabricant, bass) www.zieglertango.com
Entrance: $20 general/$15 seniors/students with ID
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.
Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th). Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away
BIO ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alejandro Ziegler is a pianist and composer who wrote several chamber and orchestral music works. At the “Universidad Católica Argentina” he studied orchestral conducting and graduated with a degree in composition. He was selected when performing in auditions to join the “Orquesta Escuela de Tango”, an orchestra supported by the Buenos Aires City Government. There he performed for over two years under famous conductors Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi. In 2018 Alejandro Ziegler will take up professorship in “Argentine Tango History and Analysis” at this same university.
Since 2008 “Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet” has developed its own unique style of tango music reflecting both innovation and tradition. Inspired by the golden age tango orchestras, the ensemble creates an evolutionary synthesis of traditional tango and contemporary feeling. Alejandro Ziegler’s own compositions come alive through surprising arrangements as well as intimate interplay.
With their special sound, a unique mix of tango, improvisation and romanticism, the musicians of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet have gained territory all over the world. Their focused performances are complete acoustic, dynamic, and musical masterpieces one should never miss!
Between 2009-2015, the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet has embarked on 6 European tours with 175 concerts in 84 cities around Europe and 4 North American Tours with 86 concerts in 50 cities around USA and Canada. Alejandro Ziegler has given master classes, lectures and workshops on tango musicality and tango history in many universities and educational centers around the world.
In 2012 SF Community Music Center’s faculty Sonja Riket hosted Alejandro Ziegler Quartet for its first concert in the SF Bay Area. Since then she organized 3 Alejandro Ziegler Tango festivals in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in SF Bay Area.
Take a listen:
“Organito de la tarde”