The Cape Town Concert Series Presents:
“Piazzolla and Beyond”

– Cape Town Tango Ensemble

Saturday 20 April 2013

Baxter Concert Hall

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Cape Town Concert Series Presents: “Piazzolla and Beyond” with the Cape Town Tango Ensemble – Saturday 20 April 2013, 8 pm – Baxter Concert Hall, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Cape Town Tango Ensemble are busy preparing for our next concert taking place on Saturday 20 April in the Baxter Concert Hall, Rondebosch at 8pm.  They told me how much they are enjoying the rehearsal process for building up a full concert programme of music by Piazzolla.  Although Piazzolla has a large following, it is rare that this music is given centre stage and I am delighted that the Cape Town Concert Series is able to offer that platform.

During the 1950’s Piazzolla started his new style of music – Tango Nuevo – which took Tango music from the dance halls of Buenos Aires to the best concert halls of the world.  This programme will explore his most important works and will also feature other music works inspired by him.

The CT Tango Ensemble consists of four classically trained musicians — Piet de Beer on violin, Albert Combrink on piano and Charles Lazar on double bass — all well known around Cape Town as much for their classical solo and accompaniment work as for their ensemble work in the Tango Ensemble. The leader of the group – Stanislav Angelov is Bulgarian born, but South Africa has long been his home. He holds music degrees and diplomas from Bulgaria, UK, South Africa and Argentina where he went in 2005 to study Bandoneón– the instrument which Piazzolla played and the instrument which is considered to be the soul of this music. Stanislav performed the Bandoneón Concerto of Piazzolla with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Francisco Bonin; and with the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro German Gutierez. He also led the orchestra for the production of Piazzolla’s Tango Operita “Maria de Buenos Aires”. He is regularly invited overseas to give masterclasses and concerts on this special instrument.

The Tango Ensemble have released 2 CDs –El Tango en Africa and Tango Club which was nominated for SAMA Best Instrumental Album in 2011. They are busy with a new cd due to be released shortly and have been invited to return to Germany in September 2013 when they will appear again at the Leipzig Gewandhaus amongst other concert venues.

For this concert, The Tango Ensemble will also feature classical guitarist Peter Narun.

But the concert is not the end of the evening. Afterwards we are inviting the audience to join us in the foyer for a ‘Milonga’ — an evening of dance – and hope to encourage audience members to join local schools of tango dancers and dance the night away.  The Milonga is free of charge and open to everyone . Fortunately for my two left feet – tango is something that can also be enjoyed by watching, so feel free to enjoy a drink or coffee at the bar and enjoy with me from the sidelines, the dancing and the music.

Tickets for all our concerts are now available from Computicket and at the door. For more information you can visit our website where you can find Youtube recordings of our artists and detailed biographies.  If you have any queries you are always welcome to contact me directly on 021 439 7663 / 084 682 1337 or email

We look forward to having you join us again at the Cape Town Concert Series for the best recitals and chamber music in Cape Town.


General Manager- Cape Town Concert Series

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