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Tango Rendezvous: Celebrating Piazzolla’s 100th Birthday

August 11, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Free – $15

Celebrate Astor Piazzolla’s 100th birthday with an evening of Tango music performed by Argentinian violinist Alejandro Drago and CLMF Resident Artists.

From the suburbs of Buenos Aires, to the salons of the European high society, tango dance and music evolved as a unique fusion of Afro-Spanish rhythms and European styles in the melting pot of turn-of-the-century Buenos Aires, flooded by immigrants attracted by the wealth and the vast spaces of Argentina.

Tango Rendezvous is a project created by Alejandro Drago, with the intention of furthering Piazzolla’s ideals of combining the highest standards of technical perfection of the world of classical music with the most authentic feeling and tantalizing energy that stem from the tango roots. Tango Rendezvous presents world audiences with a background of traditional tangos and, through an appealing musical journey, introduces them to the exciting world of Nuevo Tango.

Tango Rendezvous: Celebrating Piazzolla’s 100th Birthday

August 11, 2021 | 8:00pm
Sherman’s Park

Alejandro Drago, violin
CLMF Resident Artists


*Covered Pavilion $15
Lawn Free
*Tickets increase by $5 at the door for pavilion seating


Pavilion seating will be in physically distanced pods of up to 2 and 4 people.

Pods are assigned upon entry into park with ticket and seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Following the CDC and New York State guidelines, we will continue to monitor, adapt, and communicate the guidelines to ensure a positive experience for the audience and performers.

*If for some reason you are unable to attend the event, tickets can be exchanged for another concert of equal or lesser value during the same season.  Tickets can also be donated back to the Caroga Arts Collective.  Please contact Mia@carogaarts.org to arrange an exchange.*

About the Artist

Hailed by music critics as “a superb musician” with the “classical virtuosity of a Heifetz or Perlman,” the “suave café style of Florian Zabach” and the “jazzy insouciance of Stephane Grappelli,” Alejandro Drago has “crisscrossed the line between concerto virtuoso and jazz soloist.” His versatile musicianship has allowed him to be successful with many diverse styles and genres. His discography in France, USA and Argentina includes string quartets, concertos, avant-garde tangos for the EMI International label and a two-volume CD of works for solo violin distributed internationally by Naxos Music Library Japan and CD Tradition.

Alejandro Drago’s life in music began in his native Argentina where, as a small child, he accompanied his mother, a professional tango dancer, to the venues where she performed. His mother introduced him to Antonio Agri, who spent over a decade as the lead violinist of Astor Piazzolla’s various ensembles. Thanks to Agri’s  recommendation, young Alejandro was able to start his music training. He received a scholarship from the Russian government to study at the Moscow State Conservatory under Marina Yashvili, and obtained his Master of Fine Arts in Violin Performance and Pedagogy. In 2008 he received a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance and a D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Southern Mississippi.


August 11, 2021
8:00 pm
Free – $15


Sherman’s Park
W Caroga Lake Shore Road
Caroga Lake, NY 12032 United States
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