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Time for Tango – world debut concert!
June 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
First Listen, 6:45 pm
Francisco Fullana, violin; Jason Vieaux, guitar; Juan Pablo Jofre, bandoneon
Spanish-born violinist Francisco Fullana, Argentinean bandoneonist (and Grammy-nominated composer) JP Jofre, and American guitarist Grammy winner Jason Vieaux look forward to sharing their love of Argentinean tangos and Spanish dances. For the first time these three will perform together. Program includes L’Histoire du Tango by composer Ástor Piazzolla, a flashy piece by composer Pablo de Sarasate, original compositions, and fun improvisation.
- Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909), Recuerdos de la Alhambra
- Juan Pablo Jofre (b. 1983)
- Como el Agua
- Pat Metheny (b. 1954), Four Paths of Light
- Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
- Torre Bermeja
- Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), Oblivion
- Astor Piazzolla, Histoire du tango
- Bordello 1900
- Café 1930
- Nightclub 1960
- Concert d’Augourd’hui
- Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908), arr. Jofre, Zigeunerweisen, ‘Aires Argentinos’
- Juan Pablo Jofre, Universe
This concert is generously sponsored by Carl Ellenberger and Emi Snavely.
Francisco Fullana’s appearance is generously underwritten by Joseph and Judith Moser. Jason Vieaux’s appearance is generously underwritten by Drew and Susan Hostetter. J.P. Jofre’s appearance is generously underwritten by the Slotznick family.
About the Artists
Violinist Francisco Fullana, winner of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, has been hailed as an “amazing talent” by no less than Gustavo Dudamel. A native of Mallorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands, he has performed as soloist with orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Apollo’s Fire, and with conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Alondra de la Parra, and the aforementioned Gustavo Dudamel. Francisco, who embraces the language of historical performance, was recently artist-in-residence with Apollo’s Fire, with whom he recorded Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The disc was named one of the top ten albums of the year by the Sunday Times. An avid chamber musician, Francisco is a performing artist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival, Music@Menlo, and the Newport Music Festival. He has also collaborated with artists and ensembles including Mitsuko Uchida, and the Guarneri, Juilliard, Takács, and Cleveland Quartets. He is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Madrid and the Julliard School, and plays on the 1735 “Mary Portman” ex-Kreisler Guarneri del Gesù violin, kindly on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux is “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), and has been described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” In appearances from New York’s Lincoln Center to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Jason has cemented his reputation as an artist of brilliance and uncompromised mastery. He is sought-after for his extensive concerto repertoire, and has performed with orchestras including Cleveland, Toronto, St. Louis, and Houston. He has also made recordings with the Nashville Symphony and the Norrköping Symphony. Jason’s passion for new music has led him to premiere works by Jeff Beal, Avner Dorman, Vivian Fung, Pierre Jalbert, Jonathan Leshnoff, David Ludwig, Mark Mancina, and Dan Visconti. Jason’s extensive discography includes “Shining Night,” his duo with acclaimed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, and Pat Metheny’s “Four Paths of Light”, a solo work dedicated to him by Mr. Metheny. In 2011 he co-founded the guitar department at the Curtis Institute of Music. He has also taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music for 25 years, and has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Ravinia, Caramoor, and Music@Menlo festivals.
A native of San Juan, Argentina, Juan Pablo Jofre Romarion, aka JP Jofre, is a Grammy Award-nominated composer and bandoneon player who has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists. His music has been recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, 16-time Grammy winner Paquito D’ Rivera, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. A recipient of the National Prize of the Arts grant in Argentina, JP has collaborated with ensembles including the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina, San Antonio Symphony, and San Diego Symphony. JP began playing percussion and guitar at the age of 14 and later attended the Escuela de Musica de la Universidad Nacional de San Juan, where he studied percussion, guitar, piano, voice, and composition, before deciding to dedicate himself to the bandoneon. He has also studied under Julio Pane, world-renowned educator and former bandoneónista for the legendary Astor Piazzolla Sextet.
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First Listen are free pre-concert mini-performances by our area’s most talented youth musicians. We partner with the Women’s Symphony Association of Lancaster to present finalists from their Young Artists Competition on our First Listen series. They occur before most of our Sunday concerts. Please check each concert page for more details.
Parking is Free
Parking guards will be around to assist you. Handicapped parking in front and behind the playhouse is limited.
Restrooms can be found in the lower level of the Playhouse, entered from outside. There is also a single handicapped-friendly restroom stage right (if you are looking at the stage, it is to the left).
Rain or Shine
Performances are rain or shine. If extreme weather causes a change in the status of a performance, an announcement will be posted on our home page and sent via email to all ticket buyers with details on rescheduling or cancellation, and ticket exchange or refund policy.
What to Wear
Come as you please with attire suitable for the temperature. The Playhouse is covered but open on the sides. Big ceiling fans ease the heat on hot, summer days.
In addition to the eateries in and around Mt. Gretna, the Playhouse also has a concession stand! We sell various drinks and snacks, such as water, coffee drinks, soda, and candy, both before the performance and during intermission. The inviting smell of our delicious popcorn is a staple of our performance nights in the playhouse!