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!November 29th, 2015, 7 pm. MusicBox, Saint Lucia School of Music Concert Series (Saint Lucia island, West Indies)

!October 3rd, 2014, 7 pm. Music_For_A-Great_Space Concert Series. The ensemble presents its new piece, "The Other Side of My Heart": Stories of Latino Immigrant Women.

!March 7, 2013, 6:30 pm, Green Hill Art Gallery, Greensboro Cultural Center: Lorena Guillen Tango Duo (voice and piano). Free admission.

! Fri., Oct. 4, Reynola House (Winston-Salem, NC): Lorena Guillen shared an evening of improvisations with musicians of ForeCastMusic.

! Wed. Sept. 25, UNCG New Music Festival 2013: Lorena Guillen (soprano) with Red Clay Saxophone Quartet
! Sat., Sept. 14, Aycock Theater (Greensboro, NC): "An Evening with Maya Angelou": Original composition of A. Rutty based on poem "Insomniac", with Lorena Guillen (vocals), Antony Taylor (clarinet) and Alejandro Rutty (piano) !February 8, 2013, 8 pm: Lorena Guillen Tango Duo presentation at "Musical Soirees Among Friends," a new concert series in Durham (NC), located at the Meeting House of the Durham Friends, 404 Alexander Ave.

!February 9, 2013, 7 pm:  Lorena Guillen Tango Duo presentation in "Night of Art and Tango" in Casa Azul (205 Lyndon St., Greensboro), along the art exhibition and live demonstration of Fernanda Piamonti, and tango dancers Ezequiel Cazanetz and Fernanda Moreira.

!April 7, 2013, 7:30 pm: Lorena Guillen Tango Duo along with the string quartet of Jacqui Carrasco, Fabian Lopez, Scott Rawls and Alexander Ezerman in concert and post-concert talk at Wake Forest University, Brendel Hall. FREE

!April 13, 2013, 3:00 pm: Lorena Guillen Tango Duo with Jacqui Carrasco and Fabian Lopez, violins, and   
and tango dancers Ezequiel Cazanetz and Fernanda Moreira, demostrating and teaching basic tango steps. Come ready to dance! UNC-Greensboro, Campus Ministries Building. FREE

About "Lorena Guillén Tango Duo":

(Lorena Guillén, voice; Alejandro Rutty, piano)
 Argentine-born singer Lorena Guillén presents tango music as found in its natural environment, the "night clubs" of Buenos Aires, where one can hear a voice singing the standards of this sensual Argentine musical expression. Introducing each piece with informative and entertaining comments, Guillén guides the audience through a colorful gallery of archetypical tango characters and stories, what enhances their involvement and appreciation for this music. Argentine composer Alejandro Rutty accompanies with piano.
Since its inception, The Lorena Guillén Tango Duo has performed alone and with guest musicians in a variety of venues around the country: The Mary Seaton Ballroom at Kleinhans Hall (Buffalo, NY), the Amherst saxophone Quartet Concert Series (NY), the Calumet Arts Cafe (NY), Bennington College (VT), Hartwick College Summer Festival (NY), University of Maryland-College Park (MD), Reutgers University, (NJ), Frick Museum's Summer Concet Series (PE), Mallarmé Players Concert Series (Durham, NC), Elon University (NC), Music-For-A-Great-Space" Concert Series.
Searching for new sounds, the Lorena Guillén Tango Duo has collaborated with many renowned tango musicians such as bassist Pablo Aslán, guitar player Pancho Navarro, bandoneón players Tito Castro and David Alsina, and with versatile American players from other musical fields such as saxophonists Susan Fancher and Mark Engebretson, harpist Sonja Inglefield, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet and the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet. Several of these collaborations have converged into Guillén’s tango CD Never Too Tango.
Alejandro Rutty’s tango arrangements explore a diversity of colors, some of them associated with the traditional tango and other more adventurous instrumentations, but always treated with the typical tango inflections creating in this manner a new sound world that at the same time keeps the original flavor.

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Listen some pieces from our last show:

About “Never Too Tango”

Argentine soprano Lorena Guillén, composer/arranger/pianist Alejandro Rutty, and the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet present a beautiful and entertaining program of tangos, entitled “Never Too Tango,” including original material from the golden era in Argentina to more recent compositions by the likes of Astor Piazzolla, Thomas Oboe Lee, Alejandro Rutty and Paquito D’Rivera.

This concert offers an elegant blend of popular and "classical" styles, of traditional and new sounds. combining voice and instrumental forces in a variety of arrangements: from voice, sax quartet and piano, just sax quartet, sax quartet and piano, or the intimate piano and voice setting. In the tutti arrangements, Rutty treats the saxophones as a gigantic "bandoneón" that surrounds with its expansive colors the percussive piano and the lyrical vocal melodies of the tangos.

A comment from Lorena Guillén about tango: “The tango is the popular music style unequivocally associated with the city of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. The creational myth of the Argentine tango holds that it was born in the late nineteenth century as the music of the underclass, and that the tango gradually climbed the social ladder to be accepted as the dominant form of music, dance, and song by the late 1910s. After several peaks and declines, a tired and out-fashioned Tango lost ground against international music trends in the 1960s and 1970s. In the late 1980s, however, perhaps fueled by the international success of bandoneón virtuoso and composer Astor Piazzolla, a new generation of Argentine musicians, many coming from the classical music world, rushed to learn the fading tradition from older musicians of the ‘golden era’ of tango.”

Read fragments from this review:

Never Too Tango!
by Tom Moore
The Classical Voice of North Carolina, February 2010

…a concert which introduced listeners to such fine music in performances on the level of sheer perfection. Bravi tutti!

…"Café 1930" ( from Histoire du tango by Astor Piazzolla), slow and pathétique, achieved a transcendent Bachian perfection in the Quartet's rendition of the maggiore – a moment of sheer bliss and nostalgia.

…Lorena Guillén, a diminutive figure but a major presence on stage, with each word and syllable delivered with consummate grace and rhythm, inflected to the maximum, without a hint of overdone sentiment or kitsch, as dry as the driest martini, bringing out all the wit and feeling of the lyrics. The way she lingered on the second syllable of "Nostalgias" drew a hot tear from this world-weary reviewer's eye – like a knife to the heart.

…one might admire, unhindered, the expressive and virtuoso touch of Rutty as pianist, equal in merit to his spouse as interpreter, who translated at sight the lyrics for each tango before singing.

Listen to the Following Live Recordings:

Red Clay Saxophone Quartet and Lorena Guillén Tango Duo in concert at Music for a Great Space Concert Series 2010 (All arrangements by A. Rutty)

Tiempos viejos (F. Canaro - M. Romero)

La casita de mis viejos (J. Cobián-E. Cadícamo)

Hyperlink 4 (A. Rutty)

Aquel tapado de armiño (E. Delfino)