Thursday, October 11, 2012

Alejandro Ziegler Quartet in Tango Concert and Milonga at SF Community Center

FRIDAY OCTOBER 12, 2012 from 8pm -12:30am
SF Community Music Center
544 Capp Street (b/w 20th & 21st Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Hosted by SFCMC Faculty member Sonja Riket - More info: 415.661.1852 -

We feel very honored and excited that Argentine Tango professionals of such caliber as the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet from Buenos Aires, Argentina are coming to visit us here in SF!

They will play a Tango concert with pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgan, Julian Plaza and Alejandro Ziegler’s original compositions.

Then they return during the Milonga (Tango social dance party) for a special Live Music set intent to reproduce the sound of the original Tango Orchestra’s of the Golden Age of Tango.

Take an introductory Tango dance lesson with award-winning teacher Sonja Riket (no dance experience or partner necessary), then dance the night away in the intimate atmosphere of the concert hall with balcony, splendid hardwood floors and a beautiful open air patio to catch your breath!

What a treat!!! Don’t miss this very special and participatory event!
Come watch, listen or join in the dance! All levels and ages are welcome.

8-8:45pm: Concert of Nuevo Tango, traditional Argentine Tango and original compositions by Alejandro Ziegler.

9-9:45pm: Introductory Dance Lesson by award winning teacher Sonja Riket (no dance experience or partner required)

9:45pm: Milonga starts with DJ Zeycan

10:15pm: Championship Dance performance by Leo Landa and Yumiko Krupenina

10:30-11:15pm: Live music set for dancing with Alejandro Ziegler Quartet

Milonga continues till 12:30 am.

Entrance fee: $15/$10 seniors & students, children under 11 free

About Alejandro Ziegler Quartet:

Alejandro Ziegler, Pianist and Composer from Buenos Aires, Argentina with a degree in orchestral music and music composition, performed for 2 years with the famed Buenos Aires City orchestra ”Orquesta Escuela de Tango” under Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi. Tonight’s concert will showcase some of his own compositions which come alive through surprising arrangements and intimate interplay. Alejandro taught workshops on tango musicality and history in many universities around the world.

Since 2007 the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet has developed its own unique style of Tango music reflecting both innovation and tradition. Their repertoire of classical Tangos performed in the style of the most famous orchestra’s such as Troilo, Pugliese, Di Sarli, Piazzolla was recorded on their first CD in 2008 and on another in 2011.

The musicians are: Alejandro Ziegler, piano, conductor, composer; Javier Stromann, bandoneon; Ignacio Quiroz, violin and Ariel Obregon, doublebass. The ensemble is a new synthesis of the traditional tango orchestra. On stage the communication between the 4 musicians is expressive, playful, focused. They flirt with a chamber musical expression without ever leaving the unpredictable spontaneity and improvisation within popular music.

The Alejandro Ziegler Quartet is gaining acclaim worldwide, having completed 4 European tours and performed in many important festivals. This is their first USA tour and we are very excited and honored to welcome them to San Francisco!