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April 27, 2001

Music Now Concert Heats Up With
Argentinean Composers

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.




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