Canberra Sinfonia – Tangos & Mozart

3pm Saturday 1 June, Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest
Conductor: Leonard Weiss
Soloists: Barbara Gilby (violin) and Lucy Carrigy-Ryan (viola)

The rare combination of tangos with one of Mozart’s most loved works stems from violist Lucy Carrigy-Ryan’s experience as a scholarship holder at the Emilio Balcarce Tango Orchestra School in Argentina.

Barbie speaks with Lenny Weiss about Tangos and Mozart

Tangos from this area contain a world of stylistic nuances and extended techniques for string instruments in particular – we especially look forward to Tanguera by Argentinian Mariana Rivaya, along with tango arrangements by noted Australian composer Dan Walker and Astor Piazzolla’s timeless Libertango.

Both soloists will shine in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, one of the most notable examples of sinfonia concertante writing.This style emerged in the Classical period, stemming from the Baroque concerto grosso, and combined elements of symphonic writing alongside two or more solo parts. Given the stylistic elements of two of the most popular orchestral writing styles, it is no surprise that Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante has endured as one of the most well-known examples of this genre.

Tickets: or $35 adult, $30 concession, $20 student

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