April 27, 2001
Music Now Concert Heats Up With
South American-inspired tango rhythms
mingle with soulful klezmer folk music in a performance at
California State University, Sacramento. Two of the foremost
Argentinean composers, Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov,
will be featured in the "Music Now" concert at 7:30
p.m., Wednesday, May 2 in Capistrano Hall, room 151.
The concert will highlight two pieces by Piazzolla, Four
for Tango written for a string quartet and Three Preludes
written for the piano. Piazzolla's revolutionary tango music
was featured in the film,"The Tango Lesson." His
compositions have been credited by music critics throughout
the world as single-handedly reviving tango music and catapulting
it from the dance hall the concert hall.
The concert will also feature Golijov's Dreams and Prayers
of Issac the Blind, a work that combines popular music
styles with klezmer - Jewish folk music famous for its soulful
rhythms and expressiveness.
Directed by CSUS music professor Howard Hersch, the "Music
Now" program is celebrating its 10th anniversary of presenting
contemporary concerts in the Sacramento area.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.
Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
Media assistance is available by calling the CSUS public affairs
office at (916) 278-6156.
For further information send E-Mail to email@example.com or
Public Affairs (916) 278-6156.
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