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The Firebird Trio presents Inspiration Tango! This concert brings together nearly a century of music inspired by the tango – from the 3 minute dances designed for the sultry milongas of Buenos Aires to the concert pieces based around the Four Seasons by tango composer and bandoneon virtuoso Astor Piazzolla. Featuring tango music by Gardel, Golijov, Albeniz, Ginastera and Kats-chernin, Firebird Trio pianist and composer, Benjamin Martin contributes a new evocative Australian tango for the trio.
Firebird Trio performers + dancers: Curt Thompson – violin
Josephine Vains – cello
Benjamin Martin – cello
Jarny Choi and Teresa Lavers – Argentine Tango dancers
Argentine Tango dancers Jarny Choi and Teresa Lavers have been at the forefront of the Melbourne social tango scene for decades and share a connection borne of years of dancing and teaching in Australia and overseas. Jarny Choi says “Argentine Tango is based on the very simple principal of two people connecting to each other through tango music, much like the conversation of good chamber music.”
Firebird Trio – like its mythical counterpart which shone magically through the darkness – sheds light on music from all epochs. Founded in 2010, Firebird Trio has performed nationwide to critical acclaim, with a vibrancy of imagination that echoes its name. Described by The Australian as “an ensemble of immense energy and focus”, in 2013 Firebird Trio continues to present a unique and thought-provoking concert experience. Thinking outside the box, Firebird Trio performances reflect the energy, colour and splendour of the Firebird, taking their name from Stravinsky’s iconic ballet suite.