What happens when you combine classical music with the Argentine Tango, Tangodromo! Piazzolla started this intoxicating concoction of musical styles about 50 years ago and JP Jofre is continuing this style of music in his compositions today. Come join the Axiom Quartet as they perform Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires alongside JP Jofre’s Tangodromo for Quartet and Bandoneon. A native of San Juan, Argentina, Juan Pablo Jofre Romarion aka JP Jofre, is an award-winning bandoneon player and composer. Mr. Jofre has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by Great Performers at Lincoln Center. His music has been recorded by 16 Grammy winner Paquito D’ Rivera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and
choreographed/performed by ballet-star Herman Cornejo (Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theatre) among others. He has performed and given lectures at Google Talks, TEDtalks, The Juilliard School of Music, The New School, etc. A recipient of the National Prize of the Arts grant in Argentina, Mr. Jofre has collaborated with many famous musicians in a wide range of musical styles, including Paquito D’Rivera, Kathryn Stott, Symphony Silicon Valley, Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina, San Antonio Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Philippe Quint, Fernando Otero, and Fred Sturm among others.
This explosive program is presented in cooperation with Opera in the Heights, whose production of Piazzolla's tango-opera "Maria of Buenos Aires" will be running at Lambert Hall February 15-23. [Organizer's description]