Date & Time: Saturday November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
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Maximiliano Larrea (Guitar)
Maximiliano is an accomplished guitarist, arranger, and composer from Rosario, Argentina, and one of the leading interpreters of classical and contemporary guitar of the new tango generation. He came to the United States in 2015 and moved to San Francisco in Fall 2018. After completing a degree in classical guitar in Rosario, Maximiliano moved to Buenos Aires where he studied tango and folk music in the prestigious Manuel de Falla Conservatory under legendary guitarist Juan Falú, and tango arranging and composition from renowned tango masters Diego Schissi, Nicolas Ledesma, and Gabriel Senanes. In Argentina, he worked as a guitarist, arranger, and director of multiple acclaimed tango and Argentine folk music groups including Cuartero Revirado, Quinteto Negro La Boca (Sony Argentina), Quinteto Clandestino, and Aires Trio and has performed in prestigious milongas and concert halls across Buenos Aires. He has also performed at national music festivals including the World Tango Championships and the Pre-Cosquin Folklore Festival, where he received recognition as a competition finalist. Maximiliano has recorded on multiple tango albums, and participated in international tango tours to Europe, Canada and Mexico.
Since moving to the U.S., Maximiliano has been preparing an album of solo guitar compositions, which he debuted at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in May 2018. He has also been actively participating as a guitarist, arranger and musical director in various tango projects including the Colby College tango ensemble, the piano-guitar duet Duo Larrea-Minetti, and Tamango, a community-oriented tango quintet in Indiana. Most recently he has been working as an arranger for the Q-Tango quintet based out of New Mexico, performing with various tango bands in the Bay Area including Mariano Barreiro Quartet, and Trio Larrea-O’Day-Durso, and preparing the launch of his new musical project, Maximiliano Larrea Tango Trio.
Charles Gorczynski (bandoneón)
Bandoneonist and leader of the acclaimed bay area sextet Redwood Tango Ensemble, Charles Gorczynski composes music without stylistic restrictions, fundamentally centered in tango with influences in modern jazz and contemporary chamber music. He has toured extensively in North America and Italy, including performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, New York, Pisa, and Rome. Redwood Tango Ensemble was the featured orchestra for Chicago Tango Week 2013 and 2015, and has shared concert bills with Kronos Quartet, Del Sol Quartet, Rob Reich Quintet, and members of Tango Sin Fin. Charles was a guest bandoneonist with the California Symphony and San Jose Chamber Orchestra, toured as bandoneonist with the Argentine ensembles Tango BC Trío, Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio, Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, and premiered his own works with the Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival in Portland. His compositions and collaborative works have been released with the record labels 482 Music, Serein, Ropeadope Records, and Front Forty Press.
Sumi Lee (Piano)
Ms. Lee is a classically trained pianist who obtained Master’s degree in Music, piano performance from “San Francisco Conservatory of Music”, who also has been professionally trained as a tango pianist from “La Orquesta Escuela de Tango, Emilio Balcarce,” the most prestigious tango orchestra school in the world sponsored by city government of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has given concerts internationally and throughout the Bay Area including int’l tango festival, Mundial 2017 & 2018, Buenos Aires. She is also a widely respected piano teacher who is a board of director of Music teachers’ association of California, SF branch.
While she was living in Buenos Aires, she performed with “La orquesta Escuela de tango, Emilio Balcarce” and living maestros and musical directors such as Víctor Lavallén (Bandoneonist and Arranger of Osvaldo Pugliese), Jose Pepe Colangelo (Pianist of Anibal Troilo), Osvaldo Piro (Bandoneonist and arranger for Alfredo Gobbi), Roberto Alvarez (Bandoneonist of Osvaldo Pugliese and director of Color Tango), Daniel Binelli (Bandoneonist of Osvaldo Pugliese & Grammy award), Mauricio Marceli (Violinist of Osvaldo Pugliese), Nicolas Ledesma (Pianist of Leopodo Federico and Ledesma orchestra, Latin Grammy award) and many more professors of “La orquesta Escuela de tango, Emilio Balcarce”
She performed with these maestros at prestigious concert venues (such as Kirchner Cultural Centre, Teatro San Martin, Teatro coliseo, Usina del arte, Biblioteca nacional, Parque centenario, etc…). Her latest concert and new Gobbi CD presentation conducted by Osvaldo Piro and Victor Lavallen at teatro San Martin, Buenos Aires was sold out (a 950 person audience) and aired live via national radio 2*4 and TV. Her latest Tango CD “Inedito” that Emilio Balcarce tango orchestra school recorded rare Alfredo Gobbi’s songs is available on Spotify. She also performed for a successful sold out debut concert with new tango group “Las Malevas”, female only octeto group at milonga “El tacuari” in San Telmo, Buenos Aires and “Las M Y M” in Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires. She is back to Bay area in Dec 2018 after receiving her diploma of tango music from tango orchestra school & City of Buenos Aires, and planning to perform authentic Argentine tango music and tour many cities in the united States and Asia with her own tango group and produce her own contemporary tango music in the near future.
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Teresa Tam (voice) grew up playing violin in orchestras and singing in choirs since her childhood in Taiwan. While attending UC Davis as an undergrad, Teresa made her solo debut with the prestigious American Bach Soloists right here in the Bay Area performing the Magnificat in D Major BWV 243 by J.S. Bach. She has had the honor of performing as a soloist under the direction of conductors Jeffrey Thomas, Joshua Rifkin and more. After receiving her M.M. in vocal performance from Boston University, she then began collaborating in various duos with jazz guitarists and performed as a featured soloist with jazz bands around the Bay Area. As an avid Argentine Tango dancer, Teresa is beyond excited about her new voice and guitar duo with accomplished Argentine tango guitarist, arranger, and musical director Maxi Larrea (www.maxilarrea.com). Together, they are blending some of the most beautiful jazz and tango melodies with the harmonic complexity of these two rich genres to breathe new life into familiar songs. When she is not busy performing, she is crafting custom modern portraitures as a photographer for clients worldwide (www.teresatamstudio.com).
Sascha Jacobsen was born into a musical family, going as far back as his great, great, great, great-grandfather, who was a bassist for the Moscow Opera. His mentors have been Michael and James Finley, John Brecher, Nico Abondolo, and Dennis Trembly, as well as Wolfgang Guttler and Shinji Eshima. He completed a Master’s degree at the University of Southern California and has served on the faculty at The California Jazz Conservatory, Humboldt State University, Laney College, Golden Gate Bass Camp, and the Sequoia Chamber Music Festival.
Sascha has performed with Kronos Quartet, Rita Moreno, Hugh Jackman, Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin & Patti LuPone, Marc Shaiman, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrew Lippa, Eddie Duran, Dave MacNab, Tim Weed, Tango masters Raul Jaurena, Pepe Motta, and Maria Volonte, Flamenco greats Chuscales, Jose Luis Rodriguez, and Juanito Pascual, as well as Grammy winning artists Mads Tolling and Tupac Mantilla, and many others. He was a founding member of the Classical Revolution movement, which has spread around the world and has performed with Adam Theis and the Jazz Mafia.
Sascha also performed as principal bass with the Santa Cruz Symphony, and the American Musical Theatre in San Jose, and as a section member of the Monterey Symphony and the Sarasota Opera, as well as on the world premier production of Rita Moreno’s Life Without Makeup, Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me, and Hugh Jackman In Performance, recorded the new cast album of A Chorus Line, and has toured the world with the Argentine Tango group: Trio Garufa.
He is the founder of the Musical Art Quintet which performs his original works. Strad Magazine say his music is “…Stylish and Vigorous…beautifully arranged”. SF Bay Gaurdian says “composer-bassist Sascha Jacobsen’s concoctions hop nimbly through a world of styles while impressing with ear-catching intricacy and handsome technique.”. East Bay Express says “Classical Music is sexy again”. SF Weekly says: “Classical training and a taste for evocative melodies underpin this sound”.
Sascha’s passion for music and dance has led him to collaborate with great dance groups such as The Flamenco Theatre Company of San Francisco, Tango Fatal with Choreographer Jorge Torres (Forever Tango), The Island Moving Company, San Jose Dance, and the Chitresh Das Dance Company with Jason Samuels Smith.
He is in demand as a performer, composer, and arranger with commissions from the San Francisco Arts Council, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, San Jose Dance, San Jose Youth Symphony, Berkeley Youth Symphony and SF Friends of Chamber Music. Sascha is also dedicated to teaching and has coached the students at SF School of the Arts, Sacred Heart College Prep, Oakland School for the Arts, Balboa High School, St. Ignatius Prep and talented private students.