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!


1)Saturday October 1, 2016
Milonga at House of Four Winds
540 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA
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2)Tuesday October 4, 2016
Milonga at El Valenciano
$20 ($5 off for full time students w/ID)
1153 Valencia Str. SF, CA
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3)Thursday October 6, 2016
Milonga at Caspar Community Center
15051 Caspar Road - Caspar, CA 95420
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4)Friday October 7, 2016
Concert at Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
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5)Saturday October 8, 2016
Opening Night Gala of CMC Mission Milonga!
SF Community Music Center - Concert Hall
$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 and faculty member Sonja Riket

Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!

Info for all events: Sonja Riket - 415.661.1852


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"


"Adios Nonino”

Live in Vancouver Canada: “Melancolico”

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.