Villa Crespo Productions, in collaboration with Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Presents...|
Orquesta Victoria: A 12-piece tango orchestra direct from Buenos Aires!
West Coast Premiere!
A one-week San Francisco Bay Area tour.
7pm pre-concert talk "Jewish Life and Tango in Argentina"/8pm tango concert
Orquesta Victoria is a 12-piece tango ensemble from Buenos Aires, Argentina, that has performed throughout South America as well as in Germany, Austria, and Russia. The orchestra's rich sound couples technical precision with passion and romance, encompassing influences from classical music and jazz. The group has several Jewish members including the orchestra's leader, Ezequiel (Cheche) Ordoñez*. Featuring Alexey Musatov, Maritza Pachecho Blanco, Florencia Prieto, and Juan Villegas on violin, Andres Hojman on viola, Agustín Scheinkerman on cello, Alejandro Drago, main arranger and pianist, Pablo Pesci on clarón, Hugo Satorre and Ezequiel Ordoñez on bandoneón, Hernán Cuadrado on double bass, and Noelia Moncada on vocals.
The group released their first CD Orquesta Victoria in 2011, their second one En Vivo en Café Vinilo in 2013, and has just completed a new CD, La Media Cuadra Inmortal**, comprised entirely of tangos by San Francisco composer and lyricist Débora Simcovich, who was born and raised in Buenos Aires. Please join us for the world premiere of La Media Cuadra Inmortal and enjoy the first chance to hear these new works, plus beloved tango classics, superbly arranged by Orquesta Victoria, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the death of famed, larger-than-life, tango composer and singer, Carlos Gardel.
During a portion of the show, renowned tango dancers, Debbie Goodwin, John Campbell, and Christy Cote will accompany Orquesta Victoria.
*Ezequiel (Cheche) Ordoñez is the grandson of renowned chess Grand Master, Miguel Najdorf, who in the 1930's fled Europe to Argentina, escaping the Nazis, and made Buenos Aires his home for the rest of his life.
**La Media Cuadra Inmortal ("The Immortal Half Block") refers to the houses on a half block of Aráoz Street in one of Buenos Aires' most traditional Jewish neighborhoods, Villa Crespo" - like New York's Lower East Side - a half block that magically, as if in a time warp, has not changed since the 1950's.
Please join us at 7pm for a pre-concert talk "Jewish Life and Tango in Argentina"
with Anita Epelbaum Weinstein: Sociologist specializing in the Argentine Jewish community; Argentine Jewish Federation (AMIA)
If you plan on attending both the talk and concert, please select the "Talk and Concert Ticket" when making your purchase.
Seating: General Admission
Sample Orquesta Victoria video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpdQ66oFMo8
Orquesta Victoria website: http://www.orquestavictoria.com.ar
Villa Crespo Productions web site: http://www.villacrespoproductions.com
San Anselmo Playhouse (View)
27 Kensington Rd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|