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Directly From Buenos Aires: The Legendary Tanguera Christine Brebes to Tango with Winnie
March 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The US Debut Concert of this goddess of tango Christine Brebes & Tango with Winnie cannot be too far from Winnie’s favourite piano in the world, Pianoforte’s Fazioli, affectionately named “Fazi”. Winnie & Fazi have bonded since the epic concert with Ben Bogart – Ben & Winnie – in 2019, right before the pandemic. Now with Christine, Tango is more alive than ever. We will premiere many previously unheard tangos written especially for violin-piano, followed by some traditional tangos performed with Winnie’s trusted cohorts, Janice Lee (violin) and Pablo Zavattieri (bass)! For the grand finale: We have a very very special surprise pianist joining us on stage, along with the famous Windy City Quartet…that means Winnie will be on another chair, playing the Bandoneon!!! Gift yourself this rare experience!!If you do not know Christine Brebes, you must make an effort to come see us play! Christine is one of the pioneer of US tango musicians who moved to Buenos Aires 20 years ago to blaze a path for not only US tango musicians, but most importantly for female tango musicians from all over the world! Winnie was inspired by Christine since Day 1, and she will be hosting this amazing woman on tour all over the US from March to April, 2023!
Christine Brebes will also be on faculty for 2023 Tanguero Workshop for Musicians, a weeklong musician’s conference open to all genres and levels of musicians: https://workshop.moretango.org/ Registration is now open if you want to play tango with us!
In Christine’s own words:
I moved to Buenos Aires in 2002 to play in La Orquesta Escuela de Tango, led by the most talented Emilio Balcarce. We learned lots of styles from the living masters of tango that still graced us with their presence. We played in Teatro Colon. We recorded. It was a magical time. Since then, I have traveled to play tango in Japan, Italy, England and the US. I’ve played in orquesta tipicas with Julian Plaza, Victor Lavallen, Sexteto Mayor, musicians that played with Miguel Calo (La Orquesta Tipica Sans Souci). I’ve had the pleasure of playing in the touring tango shows: Tango Dreams, Tango x 2 de Miguel Angel Zotto, and Roberto Herrera & Compañia. I’ve recorded with quite a lot of tango musicians, all of whom I deeply admire and respect. I enjoy teaching different tango techniques to visitors who make the same pilgrimage as I have. If you would like to see a bit about my life here in Buenos Aires, I’d love to share this video with you that was recorded as part of a series on public television called Tango y La Ciudad (Tango and The City). https://youtu.be/ZwtWlOS3Xkk
A Relax Sunday afternoon video clip of Winnie & Christine: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lIKNxMu_eP8&feature=youtu.be
(No separate program notes – will be announced on stage)