Duke Performances

Pablo Ziegler Quartet for New Tango

Saturday, December 6, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Baldwin Auditorium


Pablo Ziegler was the pianist for Astor Piazzolla, the world’s foremost composer of tango music, for over a decade. Since that auspicious mentorship, Ziegler has further enriched Piazzolla’s nuevo tango, infusing fresh melodic structures, jazz improvisation, and contrapuntal harmonies into music that originated in the clubs of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

Latin GRAMMY-winner Ziegler brings his superb quartet — featuring piano, bandoneón, cello, and bass — to the elegant confines of Baldwin. In Durham, Ziegler demonstrates the musical ease of a natural-born tanguero: “he is cool, understated, and makes everything look easy and natural … just as a really suave tango dancer seems not to move with feet but on wheels, Ziegler skates the keyboard” (Los Angeles Times).

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