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Hear Tangos From Buenos Aires & New Latin Music on March 24

Date Released: 3/17/2010

Ted Piltzecker presents Purchase faculty members and recent alumni in a concert at the Music Building Recital Hall at 8 PM. Admission is free

Tangos from Buenos Aires will be performed at the “Perspectives” concert conducted by Ted Piltzecker featuring musicians from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music faculty on March 24 at 8 PM in the Music Building Recital Hall.  Admission is free.


The opening two works “As One” and “Los Zapatos Grises” were originally written for Buenos Aires bandoneonists and were transcribed for esteemed artists on the Purchase faculty Julia Lichten, cello and Cal Wiersma, violin, both are members of the Orpheus Chamber players of New York.


“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 Brazil.    


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.