Tosca Tango Orchestra 15th Anniversary
A legendary ensemble returns to the stage for one night only as The Tosca Tango Orchestra reunites to mark the 15th Anniversary of its founding by composer Glover Gill. From it's storied residency at the old Ritz Lounge on Sixth Street, through it's breakthrough score to Richard Linklater's classic philosophical film Waking Life, The Tosca Tango Orchestra played a key role in the revival of Nuevo Tango by advancing the form further toward classical composition and created a sensation at the 2000 International Tango Festival in Buenos Aires.
The string players assembled by Gill violinists Leigh Mahoney and Tracy Seeger, cellist Sara Nelson and violist Ames Asbell began to play separately as the Tosca String Quartet and became one of the leading crossover ensembles in the country, key to both the increasing use of legitimate string composition in pop music and the movement of avant garde classical music out of the academy. Their increasingly busy schedule touring with artists like David Byrne and recording constantly with a huge range of acts eventually led the Orchestra itself to go on hiatus while its component parts pursued the huge number of opportunities made available by their success.
Though the complete orchestra stayed off the stage for years, members continued to collaborate on a variety of projects. In late 2010, a performance by Gill's successor group Glovertango spontaneously became a Tosca Tango Orchestra reunion. Spurred by the oncoming 15th Anniversary, the musicians decided to reunite when their busy schedules allowed. That time is now. On September 22, Austin can once again hear one of its most influential ensembles: The Tosca Tango Orchestra.
With special guests Mother Falcon.
Austin Scottish Rite Theater (View)
207 W 18th St
Austin, TX 78701
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