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Piazzolla's bandoneón player to perform at Oberlin

April 18, 2013
Logan Buckley

Renowned tango musicians Cristina Pérsico, singer, Daniel Binelli, bandoneón, and Polly Ferman, piano, will present an evening of intimate tango on Friday, April 26 in Clonick Hall in the Kohl Building beginning at 8:00 p.m. The evening of tango is sponsored by the Mary Goetze World Music Fund and the Year of the Queer. Admission is free and open to the public.

Daniel Binelli is known internationally as a composer, arranger, and master of the bandoneón as well as the leading advocate for the music of Astor Piazzolla. Binelli toured internationally with Piazzolla’s New Tango Sextet beginning in 1989 until Piazzolla’s death in 1992. Binelli has also composed and arranged music for solo instruments, quintets, chamber and symphonic orchestras, and film. Of a performance by Binelli at the Sydney Opera House, The Australian wrote, “Binelli’s ability to wring melancholic sobbing and sighing out of this ready instrument, combined with an exceptional sensitivity towards Piazzolla’s melodic inspirations, is both remarkable and evocative.”

Pianist Polly Ferman, called “a musical ambassador of the Americas” (Japan Times), has performed as a soloist with internationally known orchestras such as the San Francisco Symphony and the National Symphony of Argentina. She is also the creator of GlamourTango, a multimedia performance celebrating women in tango, and the founder of Pan American Musical Art Research, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and exchange within the Americas.

Cristina Pérsico, singer, actress, voice teacher and sociologist, is known for her recordings both of tango music and of a variety of other genres, including Italian canzonettas and flamenco. Her recordings include Ropa limpia y zapatetas nuevas (a collection of Sephardic songs) and Napoli: Ciudad porteña de mi único querer.

For more tango events in Oberlin during the month of April, visit the Oberlin College Events Calendar.

To hear Binelli performing with Piazzolla, view a video by visiting here.


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