Concert Set and Live Dance Music by the
Alejandro Ziegler Quartet

[Picture of Alejandro Ziegler Quartet]

Following last year's visit we are delighted to welcome back the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet from Buenos Aires.  This night at Carablanca is their only performance in London.

They play tango music in styles of golden age orchestras, such as Di Sarli, D'Arienzo, Troilo and Pugliese as well as more modern tango in original arrangements.  Here are three performances from YouTube.  The sound reproduction is wanting in the last two, but ignore that and listen to the quality of the music:
Danzarin, Organito de la tarde, Tanguera.

Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano
[Photo of Bosendorfer Imperial grand piano]
We have again hired Conway Hall's prize possession, the Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano.  These pianos are noted for their dark, full-bodied sound.


The evening will start with a concert set, for listening only.  This will be played unamplified to obtain the purest sound.  You may wish to sit upstairs in the balcony.  Here is part of Ms Hegehog's blog describing last year's concert set:
"They sounded absolutely stunning. Every note clearly heard, and all the colour, shape and texture. A violin, a bass, a bandoneón and a top-quality concert grand piano, in a hall designed on purpose for concerts of classical music, don't need any electricity beyond what the human nervous system provides. They sound far, far better without it; if you haven't heard a violin without amplification I just don't know how you'd know what a violin is supposed to sound like; it's very different, and much better. And not noticeably quieter, either."

Conway Hall was designed as a concert hall, so we have an acoustic for good quality sound.  We are hiring the grand piano, using Conway Hall's sound system and engaging a dedicated sound engineer with the highest quality microphones to ensure the sound quality is the best.


Complementing the live music, KG Lim will DJ from 8:45pm through to 2am

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
(Entrance from Red Lion Square till 10:30pm, from Theobald's Road after 10:30pm.)

Concert: 8 - 8.30pm
Milonga: 8.45pm - 2am
Live music sets at 10pm and midnight
No Intermediate class
Concert: £5
Concert & milonga: £15
Milonga: £12 (£10 after the first dance set)
Entry to the milonga for non-dancers: £5

Live music: all times approximate
Concert set:  8pm for 30 minutes

Dance set:   10pm for 40 minutes
Dance set:   midnight for 40 minutes

There is no Intermediate class but the Beginners and Recent Beginners classes continue as normal.  The March Beginners and Recent Beginners courses are taught by Alberto and Asta Ortiz.  Please see our web site for details.
Beginners class: 8:30pm to 9:30 - £10 including entry to the milonga

Recent Beginners class: 7:30pm to 8:30 - £10 (£12 including entry to the milonga)

Click on the picture of the flyer for a printable version (PDF, opens a new window.)



Page updated 14 Mar 11