27.10.2022
19:00
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Retiree 20 €
Student, unemployed, kid, serviceman 10 €

Duration 75 minutes, no intermission

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra feat. Guillermo Klein:

 Tango ARG-FIN

Conductor Guillermo Klein

Thu 27 October 2022 at 7 pm // Vuotalo, Helsinki


27.10.2022
19:00
Lippu.fi (incl. service fee)
Standard 28 €
Retiree 20 €
Student, unemployed, kid, serviceman 10 €

Duration 75 minutes, no intermission

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra does the tango – both Argentinian and Finnish – directed by its Artistic Partner, the Argentinian-born Guillermo Klein. Completely new program will feature new arrangements of beloved tango classics such as El Choclo (Tulisuudelma), Tango Desirée, Silencio and Jalousie (Mustasukkaisuutta).

Guillermo Klein, Diego SchissiJuan Pablo Navarro and Richard Nant, who are responsible for the big band versions of traditional Argentinean and Finnish tango pieces, bring more Latin American colour to the program, while Finnish arrangers Kari Ikonen and Frank Carlberg have penned the Argentinean tango arrangements to be heard in this concert. Guillermo Klein conducts the concert.

Composer, pianist and conductor Guillermo Klein (b. 1969) is UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra’s Artistic Partner. A true world citizen, Klein was born in Argentina’s Buenos Aires, trained in the United States and is currently based in New York. He also has a versatile musical background where classical education meets rock and a degree in jazz is complemented by Latino influences. In addition to leading his own group, Los Guachos, Klein’s CV is adorned with collaborative projects with a number of notable orchestras, including hr-Bigband and the Metropole Orchestra.

Guillermo Klein’s visit is part of the international Jazz Finland Residency in Helsinki launched by the Finnish Jazz Federation, Sibelius Academy Jazz Music Department at Uniarts Helsinki, UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and the Finnish Musicians’ Union. The Residence, coordinated and managed by the Jazz Federation, annually invites two international artist guests to Finland for a period of 1–2 months. The residency program includes holding master classes at Sibelius Academy and performing together with UMO. The residence’s partners are also Music Finland, Finnish Jazz Musicians association and the HIAP Helsinki International Artist Programme. www.jazzfinlandresidency.fi

Duration 75 minutes, no intermission.

Did you know that the word ‘tango’ is Latin and means ‘I touch’? Tango’s roots are in Latin America where the musical genre developed hand in hand with the dance. Tango arrived in Finland with a bang in 1913, and in the following years Finns not only adopted it but made it their own. The second coming of tango took place in the 1960s, and this time Finns’ tango fever reached almost hysterical proportions. Still today Finland has a passionate relationship with tango, and both the musical genre and the dance style have become a part of our culture and identity.

”Pianist-composer Guillemo Klein merges clockwork intricacy with guileless emotion in Los Guachos… On Cristal, they embrace Klein’s kaleidoscopic take on the tangos he grew up with in Argentina – music charged with deep feeling and deceptive formality.” Nate Chinen, WBGO

”Mr. Klein’s home country courses through everything he writes, but he resists letting his music be pinned to a single influence or nationality.” Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times

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