From left: QuinTango, Phil Hosford (piano), Joan Singer (violin), Susanna Mendlow (cello), Ali Cook (bass), Emmanuel Trifilio (bandoneon).
Photo courtesy of QuinTango
Ready for some Tango? The Virginia Chamber Orchestra will bring the passionate, sensual beat and heat of the Tango without a long-distance flight and jet lag when QuinTango brings award-winning tango music to the Classical Cabaret series at 1st Stage in Tysons. QuinTango is composed of violins, cello, bass, bandoneon and piano. The group showcases tango’s seductive music in a chamber music format and spices it up with gritty backstories.
Highlights of the evening will include traditional favorites “La Cumparsita,” “Por una Cabeza,” used in the memorable Al Pacino tango scene in “Scent of a Woman,” and the Piazzolla classic “Balada para un Loco.”
Recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage genre by UNESCO in 2009, Tango captures life’s dramas – lost loves, secret passions, breathless encounters – and QuinTango delivers them with humor, tears, and unforgettable sizzle. Adding to the evening’s festive nature, the audience is invited to join the artists on stage for a post-show glass of champagne and light refreshments.
QuinTango has performed at the White House, in Buenos Aires for the U.S. Ambassador, and has appeared in concert at the Kennedy Center and throughout the United States and Latin America.