Venue: St Johns Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA
A London Tango for Europe Day
Featuring the Romano Viazzani Ensemble
Supported by The Festival Of Europe 2022
Supported By European Movement UK
Supporting Ukraine DEC appeal
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To celebrate Europe day, we joined up with other pro Europeans on Sunday the 8th of May 2022. Thank Eu For the Music are responsible for handing out tens of thousands of EU hand flags at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in support of Musicians. And taking a cue from the last year’s LNOP we are gave you a concert with a tango theme!
The show was 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
European, Ukrainian and Council of Europe flags welcomed.