Barcos | University of Oxford

Barcos

Speaker
Eduardo Garcia, bandoneón, Le Page Ensemble
Event date
Event time
19:30 - 21:30
Venue
SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church
109A Iffley Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1EH
Venue details

Opposite the University sports ground on Iffley Road

Event type
Concerts
Event cost
£15, £12 concessions, £5 students and under 18s
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

In 2016, Argentinian bandoneon player and composer Eduardo Garcia joined forces with the Le Page Ensemble to record ‘Barcos’, an album of his extraordinary Tango influenced works. In addition to the works composed by Garcia for the bandoneon and string quartet, the album also features music by the renowned Argentinian visionary Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) whose uncompromising musical innovations completely changed the face of Tango over four decades.
Garcia’s music is inspired by the liIfe-changing journey across the Atlantic made by Europeans seeking a new life in the Americas. Soulful, cinematic, deeply nostalgic and brimming with virtuosity, this concert is full of the distinctive flavours of South America.