For over 20 years now, this ensemble, featuring virtuoso soloists, has been capturing the distinctive sound and vast repertoire of the legendary Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla, creator of Tango Nuevo that revolutionized the traditional tango music.
A virtuoso bandoneonist, Piazzolla travelled, lived and performed in many parts of the world. A band leader since 1946, his compositions have become classics of the tango canon. He also experimented with jazz, Stravinsky and Bartok; his classical composition Buenos Aires Symphony made such an impact on classical music circles that it triggered a debate about introducing the bandoneon in symphony orchestras.
Following a series of recordings and performances in Paris and New York, Astor returned to Argentina, formed Nuevo Tango Quintet and composed timeless, beloved melodies, including “Adiós Nonino”, “Decarísimo”, “Introduccion al Angel”, “Muerte del Angel” and many more.
In 1995, three years after his death, his wife established the Αstor Piazzolla Foundation, while in 1998, she formed the Quinteto Αstor Piazzolla, aiming at protecting and promoting the musical legacy of Argentina's most acclaimed composer.
The Quinteto Astor Piazzolla performs at prestigious venues around the world, receiving high acclaim in the international press.
The concert is organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina in Athens.
Monday 24/02 | 20.30
For ages 6+
Admission: €15, €10 & €5 (reduced-rate ticket)
Reduced-rate tickets (€5) are available for students, seniors 65+, children and young people aged 6–18, unemployed, large families and Kallithea municipality residents.
*Pre-sale starts on Monday 03/02 for the SNFCC Members (Up to 300 seats for Members and Guest).
*Pre-sale starts on Tuesday 04/02 for the public.
- Ticket services website: www.ticketservices.gr
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (GNO ticket office)
- box office: Ticket Services, 39 Panepistimiou Street (Pesmazoglou Arcade)
- telephone: +30 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
For more information, please contact SNFCC call center at +30 216 8091000.
This is an event funded by the grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the core program of free-admission events, provided free of charge thanks to SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center organizes a series of events for which a low admission fee applies, helping SNFCC to diversify its income sources while ensuring its long-term financial robustness.