Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra

Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra

February 24, 2009 08:30 ET

'Via Salzburg Takes Your Breath Away'

Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra invites Coco Trivisonno, Bandoneon Player on stage, along with Argentine Tango Dancers Faye Lavin and Bryant Lopez of Tango Soul Productions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2009) - Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra invites Coco Trivisonno on stage to perform with Mayumi Seiler and the orchestra on February 26 and 27, 2009 at 8:00 pm at Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto. The intoxicating sounds of Coco Trivisonno and his Bandoneon combine with the exhilarating movements of the tango in a concert that will take your breath away. Via Salzburg will also be performing the extraordinary commissioned piece 'Archimedes Codex' by Canadian composer Michael Oesterle.

Program: OESTERLE Archimedes Codex, commissioned by Via Salzburg
SUK Serenade for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 6

The second half of the concert features a dramatic shift in the usual proceedings. Instead of adhering to the rigidity of a pre-determined programme, Via Salzburg and Coco Trivisonno will embrace the passionate and dynamic nature of both tango and jazz and decide upon pieces as the mood and atmosphere dictate.

Coco Trivisonno, as a child in his native Argentina studied the bandoneon first with his father, then with prestigious maestro Julio Barboza, with whom he developed a very high and expressive strength, which allowed him to form good orchestral groups. Mr. Trivisonno's objective is to promote his craft of bandoneon playing, directing and arranging, so that audiences who are not aware of the existence of this musical instrument, can become acquainted and delighted and we are thrilled he is joining Via Salzburg this week.

Faye Lavin and Bryant Lopez, Argentine Tango Dancers, will be welcomed on stage to perform the tango, a dance with passion, elegance and energy that leaves the audience both stunned and excited. Mr. Lopez was raised in Buenos Aires since the age of 4 and began dancing Argentine folk (malambo) when he was 14 where he discovered his passion for dancing. After performing professionally for 3 years he was introduced to tango, that would change his life forever. Faye Lavin hails from Knowlton, Quebec, with a rich background in the performing arts. Trained in Jazz and Modern Dance from a Classical Ballet background, Ms. Lavin was finally introduced to Argentine Tango, which she has taken up professionally.

Via Salzburg was formed in 1999 when violinist Mayumi Seiler set out to fulfill her musical vision of a Toronto-based chamber music ensemble that would fuse the extraordinary talents of both Canadian and international musicians with string-oriented repertoire spanning from the Baroque to the contemporary. Thus was born Via Salzburg, an ensemble that now begins its tenth year having performed an impressive array of groundbreaking concerts to critical acclaim. Via Salzburg has been a fertile proving ground for many talented young performers who have subsequently used their experience with Via Salzburg to achieve international careers as performers and teachers. Further, recognizing that a love of music requires nourishment from an early age, Via Salzburg maintains an active participation in numerous educational outreach activities.

The Globe and Mail has hailed the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra as an "elite band of string players that performs with passion and dedication," while The Toronto Star has lauded its "ebullience and glowing tone" and the National Post states that it "continues to delight the city".

'Quickening Breath'
Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra and Coco Trivisonno, Bandoneon Player
February 26 and 27, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto

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