Utah State University’s contemporary music ensemble Música Viva presents “Tango,” an evening that focuses on the music and subject matter of the tango. One performance is planned Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan (28 W. Center).
Tickets for the event are available at the theatre box office prior to the performance. Admission is $5 and Utah State students with ID are admitted free.
Música Viva is comprised of the music department's most advanced students, said faculty member and director Sergio Bernal. The students, alongside guest faculty members and visiting artists, perform recognized works of the 20th century as well as recent compositions. Funding for the project is provided by the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation. The debut concert of Música Viva took place in November 2003.
The evening features several guest artists, including Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman of the Binelli and Ferman Duo. They will perform several famous tangos by Astor Piazzola, Bernal said. Piazzolla produced an array of music, from instrumental tangos and tango songs to film music, pieces for the guitar or flute to chamber and orchestral music.
“Tango will be a fun, fiery presentation,” Bernal said. “The Binelli-Ferman duo plays tangos with compelling passion and finesse.”
Read more about the evening's entertainment and the guest artists in the full story in the Utah State Today archives