- Chan Centre Presents
- Café Buenos Aires: Jose Franch-Ballester & Friends
Café Buenos Aires: Jose Franch-Ballester & Friends
A vibrant and transportive night of music, dance, and words—this is Café Buenos Aires!
Tango classics by the likes of Horacio Salgán, Julián Plaza, and Mariano Mores are interwoven with scene-setting readings of Latin literary giants such as Borges and Neruda, and set in electrifying motion by a pair of masterful dancers. The result is a textured immersion in the world of Argentine tango, inspired by the liveliest Buenos Aires cabarets.
Through solos, duos, and ensemble pieces, acclaimed clarinetist and UBC Music faculty member Jose Franch-Ballester’s program highlights the considerable talents of violinist Cameron Wilson, pianist Amanda Chan, guitarist Itamar Erez, and bassist Noah Reitman, and showcases the “clarinetango” style in playful partnership between Franch-Ballester’s clarinet and the bandoneon of arranger Douglas Schmidt. Ambassadors and epitomizers of the form, the Argentinian-born Roxana and Fabian Belmonte are beautifully emotive tango dancers who have performed and taught internationally for more than three decades. Fresh, faithful, and absorbing, Café Buenos Aires celebrates the finest Argentinian tango.
Payadora by Julián Plaza
Mal de amores by Pedro Laurenz
Esqualo by Astor Piazzolla
Hasta Siempre Amor by Donato Racciatti
Recuerdo by Osvaldo Pugliese
Hope by Douglas Schmidt
Poem: “Alguien le dice al tango” by Jorge Luis Borges*
Don Agustin Bardi by Horacio Salgán
Quejas de bandoneón by Juan de Dios Filberto
Yahli’s Lullaby by Itamar Erez
El choclo by Angel Villoldo
Milonga Reliquias Porteñas by Francisco Canaro
Alfonsina y el mar by Ariel Ramírez
Con alma de tango by Juan D’Arienzo
Hernandos hideway by Jerry Ross
Mala junta by Julio De Caro