Friday, September 23, 2016

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

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.

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

Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!

More info: Sonja Riket: 415.661.1852 –

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


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.