Playing at the Philharmonie Berlin is always a big thing. I have played in its concert halls again and again, with different ensembles, with and without orchestras, in concert or in a show with dancers the greatest music in the world: TANGO!
This year, I got an unexpected call and it was about playing a week later the second part of a tango concert, dedicated to Astor Piazzolla, together with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
In the first part, the great tango pianist Gustavo Beytelmann would play with his ensemble.
The first scores came by e-mail while I was in Poland at the Tango Festival with the Hamburg Tango Quintet and the last ones, two days later. It was a race against time … and I love that !!
The concert was just great. In a sold-out Philharmonie, we all played with heart and soul.
As I have already mentioned, Gustavo Beytelmann performed with his ensemble and guests in the first part and I had the honor to sit next to him and turn his pages! I use to participate at his masterclasses sometimes alone, sometimes with ensemble or together with Anahí. To meet him in this way, while sharing a concert enriched me very much. We also had very nice and deep conversations with each other.
Back to the concert, in the second part Igor Budinstein conducted the orchestra with power, humor and flexibility. The first double bass player was Ofelia Stoll, my friend and partner of so many years of all kind of tango adventures, from Berlin to Taiwan and Mexico. The bandoneon player Michael Dolak had often played with us those years. That evening he stood again next to me, like in the old times. I had the great pleasure of playing with top musicians in one of the best concert halls in the world, compositions like Adios Nonino, Chau Paris, Contrastes, Bando, Imperial or Libertango.
A few days ago I got this beautiful photos from Concert and I would like to share them with you now. Click on the photo below to start a slideshow! I recommend you to put it on fullscreen mode (bottom-right) ;-)
I would be very happy if you could leave a comment. For example, have you ever been to a tango concert or show at the Philharmonie or elsewhere? If so, what do you like the most? If not, why? Would you like to go to one?
So, have fun and see you next time!
You can also access the slideshow here: Slideshow – Tango Concert at the Philharmonie Berlin
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