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A brand new show for 2022, Hasta Astor! celebrates the life and music of Argentinean composer and creator of nueovo tango Astor Piazzolla. and features international duo Elena Lorenzi and Stefano Marzanni, who have wowed audiences in 7 Star Arts’ atmospheric ‘Cabaret Beyond Borders’. They are joined by prize-winning violinist Emma Arizza. The show includes some of Piazzolla’s most well known and best loved music, including Oblivion, Adios Nonino and Libertango, together with rarely-performed songs such as Balada Para un Loco and Yo Soy Maria from the tango operita ‘María de Buenos Aires’

Elena, Emma and Stefano will take listeners on a sublime musical journey of emotional crescendos, ecstatic climaxes and melancholic descents, interspersed with narration telling the story of Piazzolla’s life and work.

 

Hasta Astor! is at The OSO Arts Centre in Barnes and Crazy Coqs, Soho.

 

We start the year with An Evening with Viv McLean, at The OSO on 13 January. Viv McLean captivates audiences with his expressive playing, in particular the music of Chopin and Gershwin. His illustrious career has seen him perform with leading orchestras and ensembles, including the BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to the Adderbury Ensemble and the Sacconi String Quartet.

More piano at The OSO with Mei-Ting Sun: The Return on 14 January, with a generous programme of music by Scriabin, Schumann, Hindemith and Brahms.

SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase a two-concert pass for both these concerts and save £10.

 

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Hasta Astor! at The OSO

A brand new show from 7 Star Arts, celebrating the life and music of Argentinean composer and virtuoso bandoneonist, Astor Piazzolla

 

HASTA ASTOR!

The songs and story of Astor Piazzolla – from Argentina to New York, Paris and beyond

Elena Lorenzi – vocals

Emma Arizza – violin

Stefano Marzanni – piano

Tickets £20

There will be 2 performances, at 4pm and 7pm. Please select your preferred performance time when booking

 

 

This brand new production from 7 Star Arts celebrates the life and work of Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), the single most important figure in the history of tango, and features international duo Elena Lorenzi and Stefano Marzanni who have wowed audiences in 7 Star Arts’ atmospheric ‘Cabaret Beyond Borders’. They are joined by prize-winning violinist Emma Arizza.

A virtuoso bandoneonist, who regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles, Piazzolla’s music revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style called nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.

The programme includes some of Piazzolla’s most well known and best loved music, including Oblivion, Adios Nonino and Libertango, together with rarely-performed songs such as Balada Para un Loco and Yo Soy Maria from the tango operita ‘María de Buenos Aires’

Elena, Emma and Stefano will take listeners on a sublime musical journey of emotional crescendos, ecstatic climaxes and melancholic descents, interspersed with narration telling the story of Piazzolla’s life and work.

 

There will be two performances, at 4pm and 7pm. Please select your preferred performance time when booking

 


Emma Arizza

Elena Lorenzi

 

 

 

 

Stefano Marzzani

Tales of the Tod Boyd Steinway at The OSO

A fundraiser concert for the essential maintenance of the historic Steinway grand piano at The OSO Arts Centre in Barnes
Join us and a star-studded lineup – including concert pianists Mei-Ting and Viv McLean, actress Susan Porrett and soprano Sofia Kirwan-Baez – performing music from the instrument’s past, woven together by anecdotes from the individuals who have ensured its longevity. The concert also features the UK premiere of a recently discovered work by Richard Strauss.
The TOD BOYD Steinway piano has been generously donated, on a long loan, to the OSO Arts Centre by the Boyd family who lived in Castelnau, Barnes, for 90 years. Find out more about the piano’s fascinating history here
Tickets from £20 per person

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