Guillén Tango Duo – Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 6
Alejandro Rutty, piano, and Lorena Guillén, soprano
Guillén Tango Duo
Whitley Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Argentine soprano Lorena Guillén, and composer/arranger/pianist Alejandro Rutty, present a beautiful and entertaining program of tangos.

Searching for new sounds, the Lorena Guillén Tango Duo has collaborated with many renowned tango musicians such as bassist Pablo Aslán, guitar player Pancho Navarro, bandoneón players Tito Castro and David Alsina, and with versatile American players from other musical fields such as saxophonists Susan Fancher and Mark Engebretson, harpist Sonja Inglefield, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet and the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet. Several of these collaborations have converged into Guillén’s tango CD Never Too Tango.

Alejandro Rutty’s tango arrangements explore a diversity of colors, some of them associated with the traditional tango and other more adventurous instrumentations, but always treated with the typical tango inflections creating in this manner a new sound world that at the same time keeps the original flavor.

Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages