A world-class tango performance and a ’90s pop idol feature in the Arts At Stowe autumn season. The UK’s leading tango company, Tango Siempre ,will take you on a breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino.
Descibed by the Independent on Sunday as “intense, epic and beautiful”, Tangomotion comes to Stowe School’s Ugland Auditorium on Wednesday, 17 September 17.
Tangomotion features world-class tango dancers Giraldo Escobar and Myriam Ojeda Patino and live music from the acclaimed tango quartet Tango Siempre.
Since 1998, Tango Siempre have appeared throughout the UK and Europe with projects ranging from highly successful traditional tango dance shows to collaborations with orchestras, contemporary dance companies and acclaimed jazz musicians.
Tangomotion brings you virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance in stunning costume to the exquisite sounds of 1930s Buenos Aires, as well as the powerful Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla.
Tango Siempre have appeared on BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing and in the hit West End show Midnight Tango, Sally Potter’s Covent Garden production of Carmen and Madonna’s film Evita.
Tickets £15 /£13 concessions.
The Arts At Stowe season starts on Wednesday, September 10, with David Owen Norris performing Piano Portraits.
One of the most innovative and brilliant pianists of our generation, David Owen Norris is an authority and leading performer on early pianos, and rare piano concertos, and is the pianist of choice for many world-class singers.
His work as a concert pianist has taken him round the world for 40 years, and the Toronto Globe & Mail called him “quite possibly the most interesting pianist in the world”.
Piano Portraits’will celebrate the music of Poulenc and, accompanying the music, there will be a film showing the work of Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson, who has created caricature portraits drawn on the spot as Norris plays Poulenc’s Les Soirées de Nazelles. Tickets £8.
There are more classical music offerings almost every Wednesday night at Stowe.
On Wednesday, October 29, the venue breaks with tradition to welcome 1990s pop star Beverley Craven on her UK tour to promote her new album, Change Of Heart.
Tickets £19/£17 concessions.
For the full programme and to buy tickets, visit www.stowearts.co.uk