“Eternal Tango,” a concert by the Héctor Del Curto Quintet, will be presented at at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26 at Salida High School auditorium, 26 Jones Avenue.  A preconcert interview with Del Curto and the members of his quintet takes place at 6:45 p.m.
Héctor Del Curto, leader of the quintet, will play the bandoneon, an accordion-like instrument played by tango ensembles in Latin America.  He will be accompanied by Gustavo Casenave on piano, Sami Merdinian on violin,  Jisoo Ok on cello and Pedro Giraudo on double bass. Their program will be announced from the stage. 

This third in a series of six Salida Aspen Concerts is underwritten by Anderson & Hughes, P.C., Cordova Law Firm, LLP, and Marquez & Herrick-Stare, LLC of Salida.
Del Curto at the age of 17 won the title “Best Bandoneon Player Under 25” in Argentina and was invited to join the orchestra of the legendary Osvaldo Pugliese, the “Last Giant of Tango.” In 2003, he debuted at New York’s Lincoln Center with his ten-piece tango orchestra.
Del Curto has embraced traditional Tango, New Tango, Jazz, Classical and World music throughout his career of more than twenty-five years. As one of the most sought–after bandoneonist, he has performed with such prestigious orchestras as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, St Louis Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Mobile Symphony and Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra.
The Héctor Del Curto Tango Quintet is in residence at Aspen Music Festival and School, which each year sends some of the world’s top performing artists—mainly faculty members—to Salida. This is the 40th year of the Salida Aspen Concert series.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online, www.SalidaAspenConcerts.org. Price is $15, and $3 for students. Information is available online and through Jean Hanfelt, administrator, 719-539-6467.
July 18, 2016

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