The Oblivion Project
January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$5 - $25
THE OBLIVION PROJECT is dedicated to the performance of the Tango Nuevo music of Astor Piazzolla.
The Oblivion Project
Presenting the Music of Astor Piazzolla
Selections to be announced from the stage.
This program presents music from all stages of Piazzolla’s life; from the early Parisian period, to the eclectic middle period, and through his final and most innovative years.
An extremely prolific composer, Astor Piazzolla left behind over 3,000 compositions, including one opera, a large catalog of vocal music and soundtracks to accompany some forty films.
The music of Astor Piazzolla falls into three general time periods.
- The Early or ‘Parisian’ period(late 1940’s-1950’s) as Piazzolla emerged as a distinctly new voice in the tango world of Buenos Aries and then in Paris during his studies with Nadia Boulanger.
- The Middle or ‘Italian’ period (1970’s-80’s), in which he experimented with larger sized ensembles as well as collaborated with jazz greats Gerry Mulligan and Gary Burton.
- The Late period (mid 1980’s-1990), in which he formed arguably his greatest ensemble and produced three of his finest recordings.
Formed in 2003, is dedicated to the exploration and performance of the over 3000 Nuevo Tango works of Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla. For the past decade, musicians from all across the Americas have collaborated to explore and share the uncompromisingly unique, unequivocally attractive language of Piazzolla’s tangos.
The group is now blazing trails and carrying the sound-world of Piazzolla with them on their eighth tour of the Midwest. This comes on the heels of several successes, including a sold-out debut at Severance Hall with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, a residency with the nationally-acclaimed Contemporary Youth Orchestra, and a slew of other performances both educational and entertaining at a variety of venues.
This “tight band of musical adventurers” includes graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music, the New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, the Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Germany, and other notable institutions. Individually, Oblivion Project performers have played as ensemble members and as featured soloists with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Erie Philharmonic of Pennsylvania, and the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra of Cleveland. They have collaborated with artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Randy Brecker, Dave and Chris Brubeck, Gil Shaham, Gabriela Montero and Jamey Haddad.
This concert is sponsored by Great Lakes Performing Artists Associates http://www.greatlakespaa.org/