There is absolutely nothing like live (not recorded) music

I have just spent a week away doing absolutely no tango! Instead I have enjoyed a weekend and a night of world class classical music. Though I studied music for much of my teenage years I do not consider myself well-educated and I enjoy the challenge of listening to music I would otherwise not choose, especially live. These concerts were part of a music festival (except for the last which was the Australian Chamber Orchestra) and I listened to music by Berlioz, Messiaen, Sculthorpe, Carl Vine and Margaret Sutherland, to name a few, there were others who were totally unfamiliar.
I enjoyed the performances of excellent artists including the Australian String Quartet and pianist Michael Kieran Harvey. I absolutely loved the concert by the ACO with virtuouso cellist, Giovanni Sollima... so when I learnt that the Sydney Tango Salon Festival was bringing a world class tango orchestra as part of the line-up for the 2014 Festival - and that we would be able to enjoy their music, and dance to their music - I was excited.
When I watched the Youtube videos I knew there was no way I was going to miss this year's festival. Solo Tango Orquesta (seen here performing at the 3rd International Festival of Tango de Salon in Mariposita with some of the world's very best dancers) will raise this festival to new heights. We have been very privileged to have wonderful musicians in the past but this is the first time we have had an acclaimed international tango orchestra for a Festival in Sydney!!


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