This irresistible season opener led by Richard Tognetti is driven by the rhythms of South America, and features longstanding friend of the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), classical accordion virtuoso and arranger James Crabb.

The tango was already a melting pot of influences before Piazzolla snatched it from boozy dives and put it into concert halls. Some Argentinians called him an assassin, but he was really a visionary. Piazzolla added a classical sensibility and cosmopolitan sophistication to the all-enveloping sensuality of the tango, as you will hear in his popular Libertango and the Angels and Devils Suite. We honour Piazzolla’s passion for the Baroque with a concerto by Handel and a tribute to Bach by Villa-Lobos.

Then back to the 21st century where Gabriela Lena Frank’s South American-inspired Leyendas makes its Australian premiere and local treasure Elena Kats-Chernin makes a welcome return. Give yourself over to this intoxicating and immersive experience.


Richard Tognetti – Director & Violin
James Crabb – Classical Accordion
Australian Chamber Orchestra


Piazzolla Libertango
Antonio Agri / Jose Carli Desde Adentro
Handel Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6, No.11
Elena Kats-Chernin Torque
Gardel Por Una Cabeza
Gabriela Lena Frank Leyendas – An Andean Walkabout: VI. Coqueteos (Australian Premiere)
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No.9
Piazzolla Angels and Devils Suite: Milonga del Ángel, Vayamos al Diablo, Romance del Diablo, La Muerte del Ánge

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