St John’s Smith Square – 8th May 2022

‘Ode to Joy’ Europe Day Concert 2022

On the 8th May 2022 the #ThankEuForTheMusic team held a Europe Day Concert at St John’s Smith Square as well as a pre concert rally. Taking a cue from the last year’s LNOP we are giving you a concert with a tango theme!

We have quite a show for you courtesy of The Romano Viazzani Ensemble with guest stars:

Joanna Strand – Jazz singer and West End and theatre (Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll and Hyde and Masterclass) and Garsington Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park.

Jacqui Tate – Jazz, caberet and West End and theatre (Les Miserables, Avenue Q, Phantom of the opera, My Fair Lady, Evita, the Pirates of Penzance and South Pacific).

Alessandro Fisher – Tenor, Awarded a 2022 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Winner of First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and an Associate Artist of The Mozartists, Alessandro Fisher is a member of the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme. Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Grange Festival and the Royal Opera, London.

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble brings together seven outstanding musicians from the worlds of classical, jazz and Latin-American music to play and create tango and tango-inspired music. Based on the line up of Astor Piazzolla’s famous quintet they recreate music that ranges from Piazzolla’s own works to classic Argentine and European tango. They also arrange music in the style of tango and write their own original tango-inspired music with a twist of swinging London.

The London-based ensemble released its debut album London Tango in 2020.

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble:

Barbara Dziewiecka-Data violin

Jacqui Tate mezzo soprano

Joanna Strand soprano

John Bailey piano

Jonathan Preiss guitar

Nick Pini double bass

Romano Viazzani accordion/bandoneon  

Come and celebrate Europe day with some outstanding music including:



Por Una Cabeza

London Tango

Tango Italiano

Media Links

Thank EU for the Music: celebrate Europe Day with a tango theme – The New European

Thank EU for the Music: London Tango for Europe Day with the Romano Viazzani Ensemble (

Europe Day Concert 2022 – European Movement