The Santiago Quartet (Rowan Bell, violin / Johanna McWeeney, violin / Cressida Wislocki, viola / Jonathan Hennessey-Brown, cello) performs a varied programme accompanied by Julian Rowlands on bandoneon.
|Piazzolla||Milonga del Angel|
|Piazzolla||Lo Que Vendra|
|Traditional||Tangos: A Media Luz, Nostalgias, El Choclo|
|Will Todd||Birthday Quartet|
|Piazzolla||Four Seasons of Buenos Aires|
Of course, it is the spirit of the tango that pervades the concert, from three traditional tango tunes to the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla, exclusively arranged for string quartet and bandoneon, echoing the haunting sound of the composer’s own quintet. The quartet alone plays the Birthday Quartet, commissioned from Will Todd and described as ‘complex, approachable, moving and attractive’. The concert ends with Piazzolla’s soulfully descriptive evocation of the changing seasons in the Argentine capital.Book Tickets