Samba Your Face Off! Laguna Beach Music Festival Starts Today

Six days and nights of South American-themed music and composers begins this evening at the Woman's Club.

Submitted by the Laguna Beach Music Festival and Philharmonic Society:

Jet south for a week of music from Argentina, Brazil, Peru and beyond, as Laguna Beach Music Festival this year explores the sounds of South America.

Featured guest artists are pianist-composer Pablo Ziegler, formerly of the great Astor Piazzolla’s tango ensemble, and bandoneónist Hector del Curto, also heir to the tango masters who elevated dance hall music to concert hall repertoire.

Joining are guest artists from various South American musical traditions, for a lively and colorful musical adventure.

As always, the Festival features emerging artists on the cusp of greatness: this year, the Colburn Conservatory presents top-flight students and their mentors – along with the return of the award-winning Calidore Quartet – in an evening of chamber music from South America’s rich classical tradition.

The schedule:

  • Tue Feb 5 | 7pm
    Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach | 286 St Ann’s Dr | Laguna Beach
    Opening Night Party with Todo Mundo
    Dance to the music of Todo Mundo – salsa, samba, reggae and more – or just relax and listen, dreaming your way far, far south. Tickets: $45. Limited seating. Food and beverages available for purchase: tastings of select South American wines, plus empanadas and other tasty bites from Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels.
  • Fri Feb 8 | 8pm
    Laguna Playhouse | 606 Laguna Canyon Dr | Laguna Beach
     Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet
    The great Astor Piazzolla brought tango from the streets into the concert hall, and now Pablo Ziegler brews tango steeped in the improvisational genius of American jazz. The concert will include Ziegler’s own compositions as well as the music of tango legends like J. C. Cobian and Piazzolla. Concert sponsored by Lauren & Richard Packard.
    Buy Tickets Here!
  • Sat Feb 9 | 10am
    Laguna Playhouse
    606 Laguna Canyon Dr | Laguna Beach
    Open Rehearsal - Pablo Ziegler and the Calidore Quartet
    No reservations needed
  • Sat Feb 9 | 8pm
    Laguna Playhouse | 606 Laguna Canyon Dr | Laguna Beach
    Calidore Quartet with Artists of the Colburn Conservatory of Music
    South American composers find in the infectious melodies and complex rhythms of folk music a rich trove of music to mine for their own creative work – perfect for these classically-trained rising stars. On the program are Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileras No. 5 for eight cellos and soprano and works by Golijov, then Pablo Ziegler joins the Calidore Quartet for Piazzolla’s “Introducción al angel.” Concert sponsored by Joan Halvajian.
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  • Sun Feb 10 | 3pm
    Laguna Playhouse | 606 Laguna Canyon Dr | Laguna Beach
    Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet with Regina Carter, violin
    The extraordinary violinist Regina Carter joins Pablo Ziegler’s superb quartet in an afternoon of surprises as they explore a wide range of musical passions..
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Festival Concerts: $40/$35. 

VIP package: $100 (includes prime seating, reserved parking, complimentary champagne at intermission).
Order online: www.LagunaBeachMusicFestival.com

Purchase at Laguna Playhouse Box Office:
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach 92651

Order by phone: Call the Laguna Playhouse at 949.497.ARTS


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