pedro giraudo tango quartet:

From tradition to the future

SaturDAY, april 27, 2024 | 4:30 PM

bronx river art center, 1087 E Tremont Ave., bronx

sunday, april 28, 2024 | 3:00 PM

Littlefield, 635 sackett street., Brooklyn

Nicolás Danielson, violin
Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneón
Ahmed Alom, piano
Pedro Giraudo, bass and compositions


Our Spring 2024 festival continues with two back-to-back concerts featuring Latin GRAMMY Award winner Pedro Giraudo with his Tango Quartet in “From Tradition to the Future,” a program tracing the history of tango music.

Pedro’s Tango Quartet represents the evolution of tango, from its roots in the traditional Orquesta típica, then to tango nuevo as epitomized by Astor Piazzolla, and now to a contemporary sound that respects the past and looks to the future. Pedro has become an active cultural ambassador of this beautiful and passionate music of his native Argentina, bringing something new and exciting to the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty of tango.

This program includes selections from great tango masters from the 1930s to the present: e.g., Alfredo Gobbi, Francisco Canaro, Osvaldo Pugliese; the revolutionary Astor Piazzolla and—evolving even further, Pedro Giraudo. The Quartet offers the audience insight into how tango evolved from marginal venues to cafes and dance halls, and finally to prominent concert halls. The musical journey will be accompanied by short anecdotes about the main figures in the history of tango, as well as some explanation of the principal rhythms of the genre (milonga, waltz, and tango).

Join us on Saturday, April 27 at the Bronx River Art Center or on Sunday, April 28 at Littlefield Performance + Art Space in Brooklyn to catch this incredible musical journey!


SAT 4.27.24
4:30 PM
Bronx River Art Center

General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors: $8


SUN 4.28.24
3:00 PM

General Admission Advance: $12
GA Door: $15




Latin GRAMMY winner Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet is a virtuoso quartet that elegantly brings the beauty and passion of the tango repertoire into the world of chamber music.

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet is widely acknowledged as one of the most compelling tango ensembles today, moving forward from the giant footsteps of Astor Piazzolla, and continuing to take this musical genre into new territories. With immense respect for its roots and rich musical past, the ensemble effectively serves as an active ambassador of tango and a proponent of its evolution. The quartet’s fervent and virtuosic musical style takes elements from Argentine tango, European classical music, and American jazz, and combines them gracefully and organically, bringing something new and exciting to the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty that characterizes the genre.

The NYC based ensemble is very active and has performed at Lincoln Center, Moab Music Festival, Chamber Music Raleigh, Arizona Music Festival, Richmond, Lowell and Montana Folk Festivals, BAM, NJPAC and the DiMenna Center. They have also performed and led workshops at Dartmouth College and the University of Maryland, and have collaborated with the Chesapeake Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic, the Washington Heights Camerata, and the UMBC Orchestra.

As bassist, composer and arranger, Pedro Giraudo’s biography includes two decades performing with the most important interpreters of tango. Among the many noteworthy events in his career, he recorded bass on Ruben Blades’ CD “Tangos,” which won both a Grammy and a Latin Grammy, and collaborated as a performer and arranger for one of New York’s most respected institutions: The New York Philharmonic. He has also performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Pablo Ziegler, Hector Del Curto, and Luis Bravo’s “Forever Tango”.

The other members of the quartet are three of the most prominent musicians in the tango world: Nick Danielson (violin) is Assistant Concertmaster of the NYC Ballet Orchestra and enjoys a distinguished career in both the classical and tango worlds; Rodolfo Zanetti (bandoneón) is recognized as one of the most illustrious solo bandoneonists in the United States, performing at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center; Ahmed Alom (piano) has been considered a prodigy since the age of 14, winning numerous international prizes in piano competitions, and now living in New York, where he continues to garner acclaim.

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