The opening two works “As One” and “Los Zapatos Grises” were originally written for
“Tango Ruben” was performed at the Aspen Music Festival by the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber ensemble and will be performed by Ayako Oshima, clarinet, Julia Lichten, and Cal Wiersma with special guest Barbara Allen, harp. The final tango “Tango for an Elegant Man,”originally written for a big band, has been orchestrated for four horns, vides, bass, drums and is an amalgam of jazz and tango styles.
The second half of the concert features TP & Company, a group of Purchase students and recent graduates who will preview an album to be released in May. The music will include a few standards, mosty originals with a Latin and world music touch. The music is distinctive and memorable. Performers include Jerad Lippi, drums, Sam Dillon, sax, Nick Llirendi, guitar, bassist Harvie S., and percussionist Rogerio Boccato a graduate student from
Conductor Ted Piltzecker is a vibraphonist and composer who tours internationally with the George Shearing Quintet as well as his own unique ensembles. He is an associate professor at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music. For eight years he directed the jazz program at the Aspen Music Festival where he regularly performed with many of the great names in jazz, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton to name a few. He has appeared as a featured soloist in percussion festivals around the world.