Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet 2018 SF Bay Area Valentine's week February 10-15!


Please, join us in a fabulous week of events celebrating
St.Valentine’s with an exciting new international formation
of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet
from Buenos Aires, Argentina, birthplace of Tango!


1) Saturday February 10, 2018, 8pm-12am

CMC Mission Milonga with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet
CMC Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/189910755086216/

SCHEDULE:
8-9pm All level class: teachers TBA
9pm-12am: Milonga with traditional Argentine Tango Live music by Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet and DJ Scott Boddye

Entrance: $20 general/$15 seniors/students with ID


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

This is a fragrance-free event held every 2nd Saturday of the month hosted by CMC and Tango dance faculty Sonja Riket.

Visit: www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com to see the full schedule of 2018 Bay Area Valentine’s week events with Alejandro Ziegler.

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

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett
and lots Capp St (b/w 19th& 21st)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away


2) Sunday February 11, 2018; 2-4pm
TANGO WORKSHOP with Alejandro Ziegler
https://cjc.edu/workshops/?eid=24007
Explore the evolution of tango music from its beginnings in Buenos Aires in the 1880s through the mid-century golden age of tango, to Astor Piazzolla’s innovations in the 60s and ongoing developments today. Instructor Alejandro Ziegler will discuss and demonstrate musical tendencies in each time period including: rhythm patterns, melodic profile, harmonic structure, form, musical instruments and their role in the orchestra, orchestration and arrangements, and interpretive styles.
Open to the public.
Entrance: Advance: $30
Day of Workshop: $45
Ticket link: https://cjc.vbotickets.com/event/TANGO_WORKSHOP_with_Alejandro_Ziegler/24007

Visit: www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com to see the full schedule of 2018 Bay Area Valentine’s week events with Alejandro Ziegler.

The Jazzschool at CA Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
www.cjc.edu


3) Sunday February 11, 2018: 8pm-12am

Grand Tango Revelation Milonga with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet and Teachers/Performers Count & Mirabai!

SCHEDULE:
8pm: All level Tango class with Count & Mirabai
9pm-12am: Milonga with traditional Argentine Tango Live music by Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet and DJ Ashvin
10:30pm: Dance performance by Count & Mirabai www.miratango.com

Entrance: Advance tickets: $20 general/$17 seniors/students with ID
Day of event: $25 general/$20 seniors/students with ID

Enjoy the smooth wooden floor and intimate atmosphere of Ashkenaz World Dance Hall.
This is a fragrance-free event held every 2nd (and sometimes 3rd) Sunday of the month, hosted by Ashkenaz and in house Tango Teacher Sonja Riket.

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

Visit: www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com to see the full schedule of 2018 Bay Area Valentine’s week events with Alejandro Ziegler.

Ashkenaz is always all ages.
The café offers beer, wine and a vegetarian menu.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
510.525.5099 – www.ashkenaz.com
Parking in mall across the street


4) Monday February 12, 2018 @ 7pm

Masterclass by Alejandro Ziegler: Tango beyond the basics- for intermediate pianists – (6 maximum)

7-9pm $50 per person.
Each pianist will have opportunity to play the material taught by Alejandro and get direct feedback from him. Bring your questions and topics of interest.

RSVP mandatory before Monday 2/12 with Sonja Riket: 415.661.1852 landline voicemail or intimate_embrace-tango@earthlink.net . Participants will be emailed the location of the event.

Private lessons are also available.
Visit: www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com to see the full schedule of 2018 Bay Area Valentine’s week events with Alejandro Ziegler.


5) Tuesday February 13, 2018 @ 7:30pm

House concert with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet in SF Mission District
Enjoy an intimate house concert with the exciting new international formation of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet: musicians coming from Buenos Aires, SF Bay Area and Puerto Rico: Alejandro Ziegler, Piano, Conductor; Charles Gorczynski, Bandoneon; Ishtar Hernandez, Violin; Daniel Fabricant, Bass www.zieglertango.com

Visit: www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com to see the full schedule of 2018 Bay Area Valentine’s week events with Alejandro Ziegler.

Audience can RSVP by emailing danielfabricant@gmail.com
$15-$20 donation
7:00 doors, 7:30 show
BYOB, some snacks provided
Shoe-free home

6) Wednesday February 14, 2018- 7pm-12am
Valentine’s Milonga with Live music by Alejandro Ziegler’s Tango Quartet. Join us to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day and Alejandro’s Birthday!

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038292246446837/

SCHEDULE:
7:00 – 8:00pm ~ Beginner class by Martin
8:00 – 9:00pm ~ Intermediate Class by Mirabai and Conor
9:00 – 12:30am or later ~ Valentine’s Milonga with Live music by Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet

Entrance Prices:
$10 for the Beginning class with no Milonga
$20 for Beginning class with Milonga included
$25 for the Intermediate class and Milonga with live music
$15 for only the Milonga with live music

Join us today to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day and Alejandro Ziegler's Birthday! What a great occasion to help Mirabai inaugurate a new venue for her classes and practica!

Starlite Ballroom
5178 Moorpark Ave #60,
San Jose, CA 95129
www.thestarliteballroom.com

Visit: www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com to see the full schedule of 2018 Valentine’s week events with Alejandro Ziegler.


7) Thursday February 15, 2018 - 8pm

Concert with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Web: http://piedmontpiano.com/concerts/180215alejandrozieglertangoQ4.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/276287860441/photos/gm.2020878144818810/10159981137505442/?type=3&theater

World renowned pianist and composer Alejandro Ziegler from Buenos Aires, Argentina will present his compelling, sensual and romantic Tango music with an exciting newly formed international Quartet.
Do not miss his last concert this season in a full week of Bay Area events dedicated to St. Valentine’s! www.zieglertango.com

Please purchase tickets early, seated is limited.
$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188
Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
www.piedmontpiano.com

Visit: www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com to see the full schedule of 2018 Valentine’s week events with Alejandro Ziegler.

Alejandro Ziegler is available for master classes, coaching and private lessons. For scheduling, please contact Sonja Riket at intimate_embrace_tango@earthlink.net or 415.661.1852 landline voicemail.

BIO ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alejandro Ziegler is a pianist and composer who wrote several chamber and orchestral music works.
At the "Universidad Católica Argentina” he studied orchestral conducting and graduated with a degree in composition. In 2018 Alejandro Ziegler will take up professorship in “Argentine Tango History and Analysis” at this same university.

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.

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.
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!

Between 2009-2015, the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet has embarked on 6 European tours with 175 concerts in 84 cities around Europe and 4 North American Tours with 86 concerts in 50 cities around USA and Canada.
Alejandro Ziegler has given master classes, lectures and workshops on tango musicality and tango history in many universities and educational centers around the world.

In 2012 SF Community Music Center’s faculty Sonja Riket hosted Alejandro Ziegler Quartet for its first concert in the SF Bay Area. Since then she organized 3 Alejandro Ziegler Tango festivals in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in SF Bay Area.
www.zieglertango.com

Take a listen:
Live in Vancouver, Canada
Melancolico:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXOrXd0IcyA
Danzarin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuagnfsNH-4
"Organito de la tarde"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnLrlNTuiSA
Adios Nonino:
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=NKX_WXgt51M








Friday, January 5, 2018

CMC MISSION MILONGA An Intimate Tango Salon We welcome the New Year 2018 with Teachers Felipe & Ayano

We welcome the New Year 2018 with Teachers Felipe & Ayano to refresh, renew and inspire your Tango dancing!

CMC Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/516086982085837/

Saturday January 13, 2018
from 8pm-12am




SCHEDULE:


8-9pm: All level class with guest teachers Felipe & Ayano

9pm-12am: Milonga with DJ Israel Lipinsky

9:30pm: Live Music Intermezzo with Nuevo and Traditional Tangos by CMC community musicians.


Entrance: $20 general/$15 seniors & students with ID for Class and Milonga
$15 general/$10 seniors & students with ID for Milonga only

Please, bring snacks and beverages to share!
This is a fragrance-free event.



Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 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 smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!

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


Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett
and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away





Sunday, December 10, 2017

Join us this week-end in a 2 day music and dance celebration of the International Day of Tango (12/11) in SF and Berkeley!

Saturday December 9, 2017 in San Francisco and Sunday December 10, 2017 in Berkeley from 8pm-12am



In San Francisco:
CMC MISSION MILONGA
An Intimate Tango Salon
Saturday December 9, 2017
from 8pm-12am

CMC Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/295200287658570/

SCHEDULE:

8-9pm: All level class with Sonja Riket and guest teacher Neeraj Korde

9pm-12am: Milonga with DJ Polo Talnir

9:30pm: Live Music Intermezzo with members of CMC Tango Ensemble and CMC Latin Vocal Workshop.

Entrance: $15 general/$10 seniors & students with ID

Please, bring snacks and beverages to share!
This is a fragrance-free event.

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett
and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 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 smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!

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



In Berkeley:
TANGO REVELATION MILONGA
with Redwood Tango Sextet
Sunday December 10, 2017
from 8pm-12am

Ashkenaz facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/305688743258795/

SCHEDULE:

8-9pm: All level class with award winning teacher Sonja Riket
9pm-12am: Milonga with danceable traditional Tango Live music by Redwood Tango Sextet and DJ Rene Quebec
9:30pm & 10:45pm: Live music sets

Entrance: $20 general/$15 seniors/students with ID
Advance tickets: $17 general/$13 seniors/students with ID
This is a fragrance-free event.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
510.525.5099 – www.ashkenaz.com
Parking in mall across the street

Ashkenaz is always all ages.
The café offers beer, wine and a vegetarian menu.

More info on the artists: www.redwoodtango.com

As part of the World Dance Hall program, Ashkenaz and in house Tango Teacher Sonja Riket pair up to host a bi-monthly Milonga with Live music and dance performances by local and International artists.

Tango Revelation Milonga is a social Argentine Tango dance gathering on the second Sunday of every other month (with some exceptions). It is led by award-winning Tango teacher Sonja Riket, who teaches at Ashkenaz since 2008.

Argentine Tango was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay in the late 1880’s as a dance and music of immigrants. Grown into a worldwide phenomenon, it continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. It encourages the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience.

In 2017, this event evolves out of the “Tango Revolution” Milonga, which began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District , then found a home at Café Trieste Downtown SF from 2007-2012 (with the Tango Revolution Orchestra) and at Berkeley’s Café Mediterraneum from 2012-2016.
With a slight change of name to “Tango Revelation”, we continue to envision Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and our world.

We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common language and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. To complement our screen-oriented lives, we need to slow down, rediscover the joy of body-based expressions and create live gathering places among ourselves in a spirit of harmony and well-being!
What better way to come home to ourselves and connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a music and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one? Come find out what Tango can reveal to you!

Hosted by Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com





Monday, December 4, 2017

Tango Revelation Milonga with Redwood Tango Sextet and DJ Rene Quebec

Sunday December 10, 2017
from 8pm-12am

Join us to celebrate the International Day of Tango and Carlos Gardel’s Birthday (12/11)!
Tonight you can take the class and listen or dance to the live Tango music of REDWOOD TANGO SEXTET and DJ Rene Quebec!

Ashkenaz facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/305688743258795/


Redwood Tango Ensemble

SCHEDULE:

8-9pm: All level class with award winning teacher Sonja Riket
9pm-12am: Milonga with danceable traditional Tango Live music by Redwood Tango Sextet and DJ Rene Quebec
9:30pm & 10:45pm: Live music sets


Entrance: $20 general/$15 seniors/students with ID
Advance tickets: $17 general/$13 seniors/students with ID
This is a fragrance-free event.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
510.525.5099 – www.ashkenaz.com
Parking in mall across the street

Ashkenaz is always all ages.
The café offers beer, wine and a vegetarian menu.

More info on the artists: www.redwoodtango.com



Tango Revelation Milonga is a social Argentine Tango dance gathering on the second Sunday of every other month (with some exceptions). It is led by award-winning Tango teacher Sonja Riket, who teaches at Ashkenaz since 2008. This Milonga series includes a dance class, dance performances and live music by local and international Tango guest artists.
Argentine Tango was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay in the late 1880’s as a dance and music of immigrants. Grown into a worldwide phenomenon, it continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. It encourages the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience.
In 2017, this event evolves out of the “Tango Revolution” Milonga, which began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District , then found a home at Café Trieste Downtown SF from 2007-2012 (with the Tango Revolution Orchestra) and at Berkeley’s Café Mediterraneum from 2012-2016.
With a slight change of name to “Tango Revelation”, we continue to envision Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and our world.
We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common language and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. To complement our screen-oriented lives, we need to slow down, rediscover the joy of body-based expressions and create live gathering places among ourselves in a spirit of harmony and well-being!
What better way to come home to ourselves and connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a music and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one? Come find out what Tango can reveal to you!

Hosted by Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com





Sunday, December 3, 2017

CMC Mission Milonga: an Intimate Tango Salon with Live music Intermezzo

Tonight we celebrate the International Day of Tango and Carlos Gardel’s Birthday (12/11)with a special Live Vocal Showcase!

Saturday December 9, 2017
from 8pm-12am

CMC Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/295200287658570/



SCHEDULE:

8-9pm: All level class with host Sonja Riket and guest teacher Neeraj Korde.

9pm-12am: Milonga with DJ Polo Talnir

9:30pm: Live Vocal Showcase in honor of Carlos Gardel with members of CMC Tango Ensemble and CMC Latin Vocal Workshop.


Entrance: $15 general/$10 seniors & students with ID

Please, bring snacks and beverages to share!

This is a fragrance-free event.


Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 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 smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!

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 21st St & Bartlett
and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away



Monday, November 6, 2017

CMC MISSION MILONGA: A collaboration between Tango teachers Sonja Riket and Jordana del Feld and a surprise Live Music Intermezzo!

Saturday November 11, 2017
from 8pm-12am



SCHEDULE:

8-9pm: Visionary Secrets of Tango dancing: a collaborative all level class with Tango Teachers Sonja Riket and Jordana del Feld

9pm-12am: Milonga with DJ Jordana del Feld www.jordanadelfeld.com and a surprise live music intermezzo!

Entrance: FREE tonight! Donations are greatly appreciated.
Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!
This is a fragrance-free event.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 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 smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!
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 21st St & Bartlett
and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away

Friday, September 29, 2017

EMILIO SOLLA TRIBUTANGO SF Bay Area Tour October 14-October 20, 2017

Join us for a Grand Celebration of the 1st Anniversary of the CMC Mission Milonga and the Opening Night Gala of the Tango Revelation Milonga with Emilio Solla TribuTango and 2017 Tango Champions Michael and Ana Thomas! Plus workshops and a special concert!


Emilio Solla piano

Pablo Aslan bass

Javier Sanchez bandoneon

Michael and Anna Thomas, 2017 USA Tango Champions!












Saturday October 14, 2017 @ 8pm-12am

CMC Mission Milonga 1stAnniversary Gala Celebration!
with Live Music by Grammy nominated Emilio Solla TribuTango and Class/Dance Performance by 2017 USA Tango Champions Michael and Ana Thomas!


Facebook: CMC http://bit.ly/2xBCNNv
Schedule:
8pm All level class with Michael and Ana Thomas, 2017 USA Tango Champions!
9pm-12 am: Milonga with danceable traditional Tango Live music by Emilio Solla TribuTango and DJ Ashvin
9:30pm & 10:45pm: Live music sets by Emilio Solla TribuTango (Emilio Solla, piano; Pablo Aslan, bass; Javier Sanchez, bandoneon) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmzcj1XThms
10:30pm: Dance Performance by Michael and Ana Thomas, 2017 USA Tango Champions! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NW1Z-G5F9w

Entrance: $25 general/$20 seniors/students with ID
Advance tickets: $20 general/$17 Seniors and Students with ID on Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cmc-mission-milonga-tickets-38505797878

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, SF Community Music Center and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a Milonga with drop in class, Live music and dance performances by local and international Tango artists. Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian Concert Hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to watch and listen or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!

More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852 landline
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 21st St & Bartlett
and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away



Sunday October 15, 2017 @ 8pm-12am

Tango Revelation Milonga Opening Night Gala!
with Live Music by Grammy nominated Emilio Solla TribuTango and Class/Dance Performance by 2017 USA Tango Champions Michael and Ana Thomas!


Ashkenaz facebook: facebook event link
Schedule:
8pm All level class with Michael and Ana Thomas, 2017 USA Tango Champions!
9pm-12 am: Milonga with danceable traditional Tango Live music by Emilio Solla TribuTango and DJ Ashvin
9:30pm & 10:45pm: Live music sets by Emilio Solla TribuTango (Emilio Solla, piano; Pablo Aslan, bass; Javier Sanchez, bandoneon) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmzcj1XThms
10:30pm: Dance Performance by Michael and Ana Thomas, 2017 USA Tango Champions! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NW1Z-G5F9w

Entrance: $25 general/$20 seniors/students with ID
Advance tickets: $20 general/$17 Seniors and Students with ID on Eventbrite:Ashkenaz website event

As part of the World Dance Hall program, Ashkenaz and in house Tango Teacher Sonja Riket host a Milonga every 2nd Sunday of every other month (with some exceptions).
It includes a drop in class, Live music and dance performances by local and international Tango artists.
In 2017, this event evolves out of the “Tango Revolution” Milonga, which began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District , then found a home at Café Trieste Downtown SF from 2007-2012 (with the Tango Revolution Orchestra) and at Berkeley’s Café Mediterraneum from 2012-2016.
With a slight change of name to “Tango Revelation”, we continue to envision Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and our world.
Come to watch and listen or join in the dance at this intimate venue with smooth wooden floor! Always all ages!

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

Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave. (@ Gillman)
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 525.5054 - www.ashkenaz.com
Parking in lot across street


Monday October 16, 2017 from 6:30-9:45pm

2 Workshops by music Maestros Emilio Solla and Pablo Aslan at SF Community Music Center!
Open to the public!


6:30-8pm: TANGO MUSICALITY FOR DANCERS WORKSHOP with LIVE MUSIC by Emilio Solla, piano and Pablo Aslan, bass
Assisted by Tango Teacher Sonja Riket and Alex Zeyliger.

$15 general/$10 seniors/students with ID - Cash at door or advanced tickets at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tango-musicality-for-dancers-workshop-music-by-emilio-solla-pablo-aslan-tickets-38508394645
Basic Tango dance experience required.

Ear training for tango dancers! This workshop guides you to the rhythmic essence of tango, so that you can step confidently, work on your longer sequences and phrases, and know when to walk and when to stay in place. We’ll explain musical structure in simple terms so that you can follow the story being told by each tango, and look at the rhythmic details that make up this unique dance music.
We’ll feel the beat in our bodies through clapping and stepping exercises, and learn to hear the common phrases in tango music. With live music! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmzcj1XThms


8:15-9:45pm: Nuevo Tango/TangoJazz: TANGO MUSIC FOR IMPROVISERS! with LIVE MUSIC by Emilio Solla, piano and Pablo Aslan, bass

$15 general/$10 seniors/students with ID - Cash at door or advanced tickets at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tango-music-for-improvisors-music-by-emilio-solla-pablo-aslan-tickets-38508752716
All levels.

Experience tango music in an intuitive way, away from scores and arrangements. Learn how tango musicians interact in spontaneous interpretation of classic pieces. Improvise over Piazzolla’s fiery rhythms, or indulge your melodic expressiveness over a responsive, flexible beat. Whether you are a curious classical musician, an adventurous folkie, or a searching jazzer, playing tango can bring a new element of attention and interaction into your musical world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmzcj1XThms

Taught by Latin Grammy winner bassist / producer Pablo Aslan “We’re in a golden age of jazz-tango fusion, and bassist Pablo Aslan is one of the main reasons. (…) His pulsing lines are the heartbeat of a new music.” JAZZIZ and Grammy nominated pianist / composer/bandleader Emilio Solla “The virile throb of Astor Piazzolla was omnipresent in Solla's stately pulse" New York Times

More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852 landline
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 21st St & Bartlett
and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away


Friday October 20, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Emilio Solla TribuTango
Nuevo Tango/TangoJazz Concert by Grammy nominated pianist/composer Emilio Solla at Sunset Music and Arts.

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
1750 29th Avenue (b/w Moraga & Noriega)
San Francisco, CA 94122
www.sunsetsarts.wordpress.com
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Entrance: $20general/$15 senior/students
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Coaching’s and private lessons with the Maestros are available, as well as private lessons with the Tango Dance Champions.
For info, scheduling and booking, please contact Sonja Riket at 415.661.1852 landline or intimate_embrace_tango@earthlink.net


More info on the artists:
EMILIO SOLLA:
Grammy Nominated Argentina born and NY based pianist & composer Emilio Solla got his degree in Classical Piano at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires and his MA in Jazz Composition at Queens College in New York. He continued to study composition, arranging, counterpoint, improvisation and conducting in Buenos Aires, Barcelona and New York. His first band, Apertura, was praised by Astor Piazzolla himself as one of the most interesting new sounds in the Buenos Aires scene in 1986. He has composed for, arranged for and performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, Edmar Castañeda, Pablo Aslan, Cristina Pato and many others. His album Second Half was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award as Best Latin Jazz Album. He continues to tour with his many projects, from duos to symphony orchestras, and is an active freelance arranger and composer in the demanding NY music scene. He is currently a Faculty Member at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and has given clinics in Jazz Composition at Emory University, Bates College, Gothenburg Music School (Sweden), Jazz & Pop Conservatory (Helsinki, Finland).
www.emiliosolla.com
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmzcj1XThms

PABLO ASLAN
Argentine-born Pablo Aslan is in demand for his skills as a producer, bassist, and educator, and for his knowledge of traditional and contemporary tango. His most recent album as a leader is Piazzolla in Brooklyn (Soundbrush Records), a tribute to the late Nuevo Tango master. His previous CD, Tango Grill (Zoho Music), was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album and a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album. Currently he is a member of the Glass House Orchestra, a multinational ensemble that performs in Europe and North America, and the Astoria Tango Orchestra. He plays regularly with small ensembles in the New York City area, including a three year ongoing residence at Zinc Bar with Grammy nominee Emilio Solla. Aslan has performed and recorded with Yo-Yo Ma, Shakira, Lalo Schifrin, Denyce Graves, Osvaldo Golijov, Pablo Ziegler, Frank London, the New World Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among many others. He has produced over a dozen albums for the Soundbrush label, including the 2007 Latin Grammy Winner Te Amo Tango by Uruguayan bandoneonist Raul Jaurena. An active researcher and educator, he has produced educational programs for Lincoln Center Institute, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts, and Arts Connection in NYC, and lectured and taught at several universities throughout the US, including Harvard, Yale, and UCLA. He served as the Artistic Director of the Reed Tango Music Institute in 2013-14 and is currently Featured Artist at the Indiana University Tangueros Conference.
www.pabloaslan.com

JAVIER SANCHEZ:
Bandoneonist Javier Sanchez has toured the world with Orquesta Típica, Tango Pasión, Tango Viaje al Sentimiento, Pedro Chemes Group, Tango Emotión, Tanguera and Quinteto Típico Buenos Aires. He has been a member of Latin Grammy Awards nominee, Rodolfo Mederos’ Orchestra ‘Tipica’ between 2005 and 2016, Javier has performed in Buenos Aires tango shows including Café Tortoni, Chiquin Buenos Aires, Pigmalión Tango, El Viejo Almacén, Esquina de Carlos Gardel, Tango Porteño, Piazzolla Tango.


MICHAEL AND ANA THOMAS
Michael and Ana Thomas, siblings and Tango dance partners, started their study of Tango at a very young age. They studied with their father Edmundo Thomas and many renowned masters of Tango who were part of the old milongueros school in Buenos Aires. Since 2006 Michael taught and performed in Buenos Aires at several well-known venues and since 2010 also in the USA.
Ana studied ballet, contemporary dance and jazz at the National Arts University and graduated from the prestigious “Contemporary Dance workshop of the San Martin Theatre” in Buenos Aires. For the last 6 years she studied Tango with many maestros.
Together Michael and Ana won the 2017 USA OFFICIAL ARGENTINE TANGO CHAMPIONSHIP, in tango salon category.

Youtubes: Victory dance video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NW1Z-G5F9w
Performance in Las Vegas:
https://www.youtube.com/watchv=-EXDVBJX7Ko