Tangoheart returns to the Rose bringing the power, beauty, and passion of the Argentine tango to the Port Townsend community. This special concert is dedicated to the music of the iconic Astor Piazzolla and two of his greatest contemporaries, Osvaldo Pugliese and Anibal “Pichuco” Troilo, Piazzolla’s first boss. Tangoheart was founded in 1999. It is an authentic classic “orquesta typica" which includes piano, contrabajo, string section, and the bandoneon, the Argentine instrument with the emblematic tango sound.
Through the years Tangoheart has performed in every major theater in the Northwest and is the favorite Puget Sound dance orchestra. The group is led by bandoneonist Bertram Levy, who has spent the last quarter century immersed in the Argentine tango. The group’s driving bass lines belong to jazz arranger, performer and original Tangoheart member Andy Carr on piano and to the great Todd Gowers, Seattle’s bassist for all seasons. The string section includes world music specialist Ruthie Dornfeld on first violin and long time Seattle Symphony assistant principal violist Dorothy Shapiro on second.
The last concert in 2017 sold out so be sure to get your tickets early.
Tickets are $22.00 and can be purchased online or at the box office.