Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet Performance and Workshops

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet Performance and Workshops

Five Boroughs Music Festival with Bronx River Art Center co-present

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet: "From Tradition to the Future" 

A Day of Music, Dancing and Art at BRAC!

Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 4:30pm


Art Workshops — Learn about Stage Set Design in 2D and 3D

11am - 1pm: Ceramic Figurine Painting for stage sets design

1:30 - 3:30pm: 3-D Drawing in Perspective for stage sets design

Dance Workshops on our garden terrace (or in our gallery if inclement weather)

2:00 - 2:30pm: Beginners Tango

2:30 - 3:00pm: Intermediate Tango

3:00 - 3:30pm: Open Milonga Dancing on the Greenway

3:30 - 4:15pm: pre-concert reception in our Gallery

4:30pm: Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet: "From Tradition to the Future" concert


$10.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors, $5.00 for Students with ID, Pay what you can for currently enrolled BRAC students at door. Youth under 13 Free!

20% SNAP Discount will be available. Input promo code SNAP20

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Art Workshops are $9 each. Tango Dance workshops are $5 each. Attending one or more workshop gives you half-off on the performance ticket. Get half-off tickets at the door.

Tickets will also be available at the door until sold out.

Latin GRAMMY Award winner Pedro Giraudo is internationally acclaimed for his compelling, emotional music that not only celebrates the works of the great Astor Piazzolla, but is an active ambassador of the continuing evolution of tango into new territories. With immense respect for its roots and rich musical past, his virtuoso tango has thrilled audiences at both classical and jazz venues, and at festivals nationwide.

This program includes selections from great tango masters from the 1930s to the present: e.g., Alfredo Gobbi, Francisco Canaro, Osvaldo Pugliese; the revolutionary Astor Piazzolla and— evolving even further—Pedro Giraudo. In this program, the ensemble offers the audience insight into how tango evolved from marginal venues to cafes and dance halls, and finally to prominent concert halls. The musical journey will be accompanied by short anecdotes about the main figures in the history of tango, as well as some explanation of the principal rhythms of the genre (milonga, waltz, and tango).



Nicolás Danielson, violin

Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneón

Ahmed Alom, piano

Pedro Giraudo, compositions and bass

As a composer and arranger, Latin GRAMMY Award winner Pedro Giraudo leads his own jazz and tango ensembles and has been hailed by critics as one of the most creative and daring bandleaders on the scene today. His compositions combine his love of classical forms, Argentine tango and folk music, and the spontaneity of jazz improvisation. The band, which boasts some of New York’s finest musicians, has performed regularly in the most prestigious jazz clubs in the New York City area, including the Jazz Standard, Birdland, The Jazz Gallery, Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, as well as abroad. John Murph of Downbeat described Giraudo’s music as “an opulent listening experience of modern, orchestral jazz, brimming with passionate improvisations, deliberate contrapuntal melodies and plush harmonies. Pedro Giraudo has also conducted the world renown WDR Big Band and Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.

It was his album ‘Vigor Tanguero‘ that won a Latin GRAMMY award in 2018 for “Best Tango Album.” In 2014 Ruben Blades’ CD “Tangos” on which Pedro recorded bass won two Grammy Awards. Pedro has collaborated with Pablo Ziegler, Paquito D’Rivera, and Dizzy Gillespie’s protégé William Cepeda, as well as ‘Tango meets Jazz’ guests: Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Regina Carter, Nestor Torres, Miguel Zenon among many others. He has also collaborated as a performer and arranger for The New York Philharmonic and has played the bass for the New York City Ballet Orchestra. He has also been the musical director of Tango for All’s ‘Blind’, Mariela Franganillo Company’s “Tango Connection” and “Tango Recuerdo” and performed with U.S.’s most prominent tango ensembles including ‘Forever Tango’, Hector Del Curto’s ‘Eternal Tango’ and Daniel Binelli’s ‘Tango Metropolis’. He has participated in numerous jazz and music festivals throughout the North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia, and performed in venues such as The Blue Note (Japan & USA), Birdland (Austria), London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Jazz Festival Royale in Thailand, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Iridium, Jazz Standard, Blue Note, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (NYC).

The combination of Pedro's own innovative compositions and arrangements, as well as his interpretations of the great tango masters from Pugliese to Piazzolla, and the impeccable musicianship of the members of his quartet, make for an exceptional, enriching experience.

YouTube links that support the theme of the program (tradition to the future):
"Canaro en Paris" (Caldarella & Scarpino)

Prepárense (Astor Piazzolla)

Ávido (Pedro Giraudo)

And Pedro's YouTube channel if you'd like to see more!

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This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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