Monday, December 5, 2016

CMC Mission Milonga: an Intimate Tango Salon with Live Vocal Showcase Dec 10, 2016

Saturday December 10, 2016
from 8pm-12am

This month we celebrate the International Day of Tango and Carlos Gardel's birthday (12/11) with a special Live Vocal Showcase featuring Gardel's and other traditional Tango songs by Bay Area community musicians Mira Barakat;Silvano Colombano;Murphy Levitt;John Lindop;John Kyrk & Genie McNaughton.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/326844861040666/



CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.
Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with outdoor patio. Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome.

SCHEDULE:

8-8:50pm: All level class with host Sonja Riket
9pm-12am: Milonga with DJ Yuki
10pm: Live Vocal Showcase featuring Gardel‘s and other traditional Tango songs.

Entrance: $15 adults /$10 seniors & students with ID
Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!
More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852 www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com - www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 22nd St & Bartlett



Friday, November 25, 2016

LAST Tango Revolution Milonga at Café Mediterraneum!

Sunday November 27, 2016 from 6-10pm.

ENJOY a last mellow evening of neighborhood Argentine Tango music and social dance
at Berkeley’s birthplace of the Caffe Latte since 1957!!
The historic Caffe Mediterraneum
2475 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.

We just heard that Café Mediterraneum has found a new leaseholder and will close its doors
on December 1, 2016 for a long overdue construction and revamping period.

We are holding a special last Tango Revolution event on this Thanksgiving week-end
to thank Café Med for over 4 years of hospitality to the Tango community!


6-7pm: Beginner friendly dance class with Sonja Riket – $5
7-10pm: Argentine Tango social dancing to recorded music from the Golden Era.
Open mike for Tango singers and musicians!
Please contact Sonja if you are interested in performing.

Come join us! All ages and levels welcome!

DANCE FREE with purchase of food/drink at cafe.
Donations for the artists encouraged!
Hosted by Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com - www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 27, 2016

CMC Mission Milonga Nov 12, 2016 An Intimate Tango Salon with Jonathan Y Olivia and CMC Tango Ensemble

Saturday November 12, 2016
from 8pm-12am



CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.
Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with outdoor patio. Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome.

SCHEDULE:
8-8:50pm: All level class with Guest Teachers Jonathan Y Olivia www.tangoapilado.com
9pm-12am: Milonga with DJ Jonathan – Dance Performance by Jonathan Y Olivia
10pm: Live music Intermezzo by CMC Tango Ensemble under direction of faculty member Scott O’Day.

FREE Entrance (donations greatly appreciated)
Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!

More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852 www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 22nd St & Bartlett

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Opening Night Gala of the CMC Mission Milonga: An Intimate Tango Salon with Redwood Tango Trio

Saturday October 8, 2016

from 8pm-12am



CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.

Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with outdoor patio. Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome.

SCHEDULE:

8-8:50pm: All level class with Sonja Riket

9pm-12am: Live Music Milonga with Redwood Tango Trio.

DJ Yuling – Dance Performance by Yumiko & Recep

FREE Entrance (donations greatly appreciated)

Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!

clip_image004Community Music Center - Concert Hall

544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org

Parking garage at 22nd St & Bartlett

UPDATE:

It is with the deepest regret we let you know that the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet will not be able to complete their 5th USA tour this year, including their scheduled appearance at the CMC Mission Milonga on Saturday October 8.

Although Alejandro was able to enter into Texas, USA from Buenos Aires a week ago, the crossing from Canada to USA was not allowed by US immigration officials. He has legal work visas, but apparently there was a technical issue that his lawyer did not inform him of.

This is a very stressful situation for Alejandro. He already lost a ton of money and his health is suffering from all the stress.

This dramatic emergency situation affects all the hosts and organizer of the 2016 NorCal Tour and we apologize profoundly for the inconvenience. We are asking the Tango community to support us and come out as planned to the Opening Night of the CMC Mission Milonga on Saturday Oct 8.

We are lucky to have found a beautiful replacement with local tango ensemble: Redwood Tango Trio - www.redwoodtango.com



Thank you for your patience.

Sonja Riket – SF Bay Area Host and Organizer for Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet

415.661.1852 - www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com




Monday, October 3, 2016

Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet 2016 NorCal Tour is canceled.

Dear Tango friends,

It is with the deepest regret we let you know that the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet will not be able to complete their 5th USA tour this year.

Although Alejandro was able to enter into Texas, USA from Buenos Aires a week ago, the crossing from Canada to USA was not allowed by US immigration officials. He has legal work visas, but apparently there was a technical issue that his lawyer did not inform him of.
This is a very stressful situation for Alejandro. He already lost a ton of money and his health is suffering from all the stress.

This dramatic emergency situation affects all the hosts and organizer of the 2016 NorCal Tour and we apologize profoundly for the inconvenience. We are asking the SF Bay Area Tango community to support us and come out as planned to the Opening Night of the CMC Mission Milonga on Saturday Oct 8. Entrance will be FREE and we are lucky to have found a beautiful replacement with local tango ensemble: Redwood Tango Trio www.redwoodtango.com

Thank you for your patience.
Sonja Riket - Organizer for Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet
415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Alejandro Ziegler Quartet NorCal Tango Tour October 1-8, 2016



Please, join us in FIVE evening events with the fabulous Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet from Buenos Aires, Argentina, birthplace of Tango, on their 5th tour in the USA!

MILONGAS AND CONCERTS

1)Saturday October 1, 2016
Milonga at House of Four Winds
540 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA
Provided by www.tangomontereybay.com


2)Tuesday October 4, 2016
Milonga at El Valenciano
9pm-1am
$20 ($5 off for full time students w/ID)
1153 Valencia Str. SF, CA
Provided by www.tangosabor.com


3)Thursday October 6, 2016
Milonga at Caspar Community Center
7:30-11pm
$15
15051 Caspar Road - Caspar, CA 95420
Provided by www.tangomendocino.com


4)Friday October 7, 2016
Concert at Throckmorton Theatre
8pm
$18-$28
142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Provided by www.Throckmortontheatre.org


5)Saturday October 8, 2016
Opening Night Gala of CMC Mission Milonga!
SF Community Music Center - Concert Hall
8pm-12am
$20/$15 seniors& students with ID
8pm: All level class with Sonja Riket
9pm: Live music Milonga – DJ Yuling
Dance Performance by Yumiko & Recep
Don't miss Alejandro's New CD Release: "Live around the World"
544 Capp Street (20th & 21st St.) SF, CA 94110
Provided by CMC www.sfcmc.org and faculty member Sonja Riket www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!

Info for all events: Sonja Riket - 415.661.1852 www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com


MORE INFO ON THE ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET:
www.alejandroziegler.com.ar

Astro Rocco, Violin
Jesus Leguizamon, Bandoneon
Alfonso Santini, Double bass
Alejandro Ziegler, Piano, Guitar, Conductor

Since 2008 "Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet" has developed its own unique style of tango music reflecting both innovation and tradition.

Inspired by the golden age tango orchestras, the ensemble creates an evolutionary synthesis of traditional tango and contemporary feeling. Alejandro Ziegler's own compositions come alive through surprising arrangements as well as intimate interplay.

On stage the communication between the four musicians is allowing, expressive, playful and tight. They flirt with a chamber musical expression without ever leaving the unpredictable spontaneity within popular music and improvisation. Various grooves and different ornaments reveal the members personal playing styles.

With their special sound, a unique mix of tango, improvisation and romanticism, the musicians of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet have gained territory all over the world.
Their focused performances are complete acoustic, dynamic, and musical masterpieces one should never miss!

Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet performs in Buenos Aires on a regular basis and played in many important festivals around the world such us: Portland Tango Festival (Portland), Granada Tango Festival (Spain), Vancouver Tango Festival (Canada), Luzern Tango Festival (Switzerland), Eindhoven Tango Festival (Netherlands), St. Petersburg Tango Festival (Russia), Cyprus Tango Festival (Cyprus), Istanbul Tango Week (Turkey), and Popcorn Festival (World Music Festival in Götebourg, Sweden), to mention a few.
Take a listen:

"Organito de la tarde"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnLrlNTuiSA

"Danzarín"
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=MuagnfsNH-4

"Adios Nonino”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKX_WXgt51M

Live in Vancouver Canada: “Melancolico”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXOrXd0IcyA


ABOUT ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER
Born in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1978, Alejandro Ziegler graduated from "Universidad Católica Argentina” (UCA UNIVERSITY) with a degree in composition. At the same institution he also studied orchestral conducting.

As a composer he wrote several chamber and orchestral music works.

He was selected when performing in auditions to join the "Orquesta Escuela de Tango", an orchestra supported by the Buenos Aires City Government. There he performed for over two years under famous conductors Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi.

Alejandro Ziegler has given concerts, lectures and workshops on tango musicality and tango history in many universities and educational centers around the world such as:
* Gotemburg University, Sweden. * Instituto Cervantes, Munich, Germany.
* Instituto Cervantes, Hamburg, Germany. * Lefkosa Analodu Guzel Sanatlar Lisesi, Cyprus.
* Urbana University, Illinois, USA. * Bozeman University, Montana, USA.
* Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA. * Berry College, Rome, Georgia, USA.
* North Merdford High School, Medford, Oregon, USA. * St Petersburg Tango Festival, Russia.
* Vancouver Tango Festival, Vancouver, Canada. * Philadelphia Tango School, Pennsylvania, USA
* San Francisco Community Music Center, San Francisco, USA.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Opening Night Gala of the CMC Mission Milonga with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet

OPENING NIGHT GALA of the CMC MISSION MILONGA
An Intimate Tango Salon with the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Saturday October 8, 2016
from 8pm-12am



CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.

Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with outdoor patio. Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome.

SCHEDULE:
8-8:50pm: All level class with Sonja Riket
9pm-12am: Live Music Milonga and CD Release Party with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet.
DJ Yuling – Dance Performance by Yumiko & Recep
$20 general/$15 seniors & students with ID

For info and updates on Free Entrance nights (donations appreciated), please check www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com

Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!

More info: Sonja Riket: 415.661.1852 – www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage one block away at 22nd St & Bartlett


MORE INFO ON THE ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET:
www.alejandroziegler.com.ar

Astro Rocco, Violin
Jesus Leguizamon, Bandoneon
Alfonso Santini, Double bass
Alejandro Ziegler, Piano, Guitar, Conductor

Since 2008 "Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet" has developed its own unique style of tango music reflecting both innovation and tradition.

Inspired by the golden age tango orchestras, the ensemble creates an evolutionary synthesis of traditional tango and contemporary feeling. Alejandro Ziegler's own compositions come alive through surprising arrangements as well as intimate interplay.

On stage the communication between the four musicians is allowing, expressive, playful and tight. They flirt with a chamber musical expression without ever leaving the unpredictable spontaneity within popular music and improvisation. Various grooves and different ornaments reveal the members personal playing styles.

With their special sound, a unique mix of tango, improvisation and romanticism, the musicians of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet have gained territory all over the world.
Their focused performances are complete acoustic, dynamic, and musical masterpieces one should never miss!

Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet performs in Buenos Aires on a regular basis and played in many important festivals around the world such us: Portland Tango Festival (Portland), Granada Tango Festival (Spain), Vancouver Tango Festival (Canada), Luzern Tango Festival (Switzerland), Eindhoven Tango Festival (Netherlands), St. Petersburg Tango Festival (Russia), Cyprus Tango Festival (Cyprus), Istanbul Tango Week (Turkey), and Popcorn Festival (World Music Festival in Götebourg, Sweden), to mention a few.
Take a listen:

"Organito de la tarde"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnLrlNTuiSA

"Danzarín"
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=MuagnfsNH-4

"Adios Nonino”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKX_WXgt51M

Live in Vancouver Canada: “Melancolico”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXOrXd0IcyA


ABOUT ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER
Born in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1978, Alejandro Ziegler graduated from "Universidad Católica Argentina” (UCA UNIVERSITY) with a degree in composition. At the same institution he also studied orchestral conducting.

As a composer he wrote several chamber and orchestral music works.

He was selected when performing in auditions to join the "Orquesta Escuela de Tango", an orchestra supported by the Buenos Aires City Government. There he performed for over two years under famous conductors Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi.

Alejandro Ziegler has given concerts, lectures and workshops on tango musicality and tango history in many universities and educational centers around the world such as:
* Gotemburg University, Sweden. * Instituto Cervantes, Munich, Germany.
* Instituto Cervantes, Hamburg, Germany. * Lefkosa Analodu Guzel Sanatlar Lisesi, Cyprus.
* Urbana University, Illinois, USA. * Bozeman University, Montana, USA.
* Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA. * Berry College, Rome, Georgia, USA.
* North Merdford High School, Medford, Oregon, USA. * St Petersburg Tango Festival, Russia.
* Vancouver Tango Festival, Vancouver, Canada. * Philadelphia Tango School, Pennsylvania, USA
* San Francisco Community Music Center, San Francisco, USA.