St Paul's Church, 56-62 Grove Park Rd, London W4 3SD

The Piazzolla Project

4pm and 7pm, June 19th, 2021

Join The Tango Collective for a celebration of the life and work of composer Astor Piazzolla in the year that would have seen his 100th birthday.  Piazzolla’s music is the music of Buenos Aires. He was the father of Nuevo Tango, new tango, which moved tango out of the dance halls and into the concert halls.

   

We explore some of Piazzolla’s most beautiful music, from instrumental masterpieces to songs, with a brief introduction into the life and legacy of this iconic composer.  His music to this day influences classical and cabaret performers across the globe and is as moving, innovative and profound as it was when it was composed.  Piazzolla was a true genius, an innovator and trailblazer. The poetry of the songs is the poetry of our times – the loneliness of the big city, the dark soul of tango, the missed and elusive.  The songs will be performed in English and Spanish.

Above The Stag, 72 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP

Weimar, Now!

7.30pm, June 24th, 2021

"Cabaret Kings" William Ludwig and Dean Austin return with “Weimar, Now! - Berlin Cabaret Songs”, a journey back to the dark, exciting Kabarett of 1920s Berlin. The free spirit of Weimar Berlin was explored in songs through criticism of government and the airing of previously taboo themes of gender conflict, corruption and homosexuality. Join Singer William Ludwig and MD Dean Austin for an evening of the songs of Brecht/Weill, Hollaender, Spoliansky and others. Satirical and confrontational, in today’s political climate these songs are as relevant and current as they were almost a hundred years ago.

Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Songs of Resistance

August 9th, 2021

"Resistance: the refusal to accept or comply with something"

Songs from across the world, featuring music from the Weimar Cabarets and Latin America.

The Pheasantry, 152 King's Road, London SW3 4UT

The Piazzolla Project

7.30pm, August 25th & 26th, 2021

Join The Tango Collective for a celebration of the life and work of composer Astor Piazzolla in the year that would have seen his 100th birthday.  Piazzolla’s music is the music of Buenos Aires. He was the father of Nuevo Tango, new tango, which moved tango out of the dance halls and into the concert halls.

   

We explore some of Piazzolla’s most beautiful music, from instrumental masterpieces to songs, with a brief introduction into the life and legacy of this iconic composer.  His music to this day influences classical and cabaret performers across the globe and is as moving, innovative and profound as it was when it was composed.  Piazzolla was a true genius, an innovator and trailblazer. The poetry of the songs is the poetry of our times – the loneliness of the big city, the dark soul of tango, the missed and elusive.  The songs will be performed in English and Spanish.

Kurt Weill Festival, Bauhaus, Dessau

Songs of Resistance

10pm, February 26th, 2022

"Resistance: the refusal to accept or comply with something"

Songs from across the world, featuring music from the Weimar Cabarets and Latin America.