New Classical Featured Artist – 04/26/21 – 05/09/21
In this week’s playlist, we’ll be featuring Argentinean bandoneonist, Héctor Del Curto. Born into a family of bandoneon players, Mr. Del Curto was introduced to the world of Tango and bandoneon by his grandfather, Héctor Cristobal. By the age of 17, he had won the title “Best Bandoneon Player Under 25” in Argentina, and was invited to join the orchestra of the legendary Osvaldo Pugliese, the “Last Giant of Tango.” As one of the most sought–after bandoneonist, he has performed with luminaries across many musical genres including the Tango legends, Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, Latin jazz giant Paquito D’Rivera, jazz violinist Regina Carter, saxophonist Joe Lovano, violinist Cho–Liang Lin and appeared with prestigious orchestras such as Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, St Louis Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Mobile Symphony, and Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra.
2021 also happens to be Astor Piazzolla’s 100-year celebration. We’ll also be highlighting works by Piazzolla, many of which will be performed by Héctor Del Curto, in this week’s playlist. Locally, Mr. Del Curto is soloing with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra on May 15th. If you want to attend this concert, can find information about the event by clicking here.
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