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July 24, 2006

2 Milongas under the stars at Peavy Plaza (with the Big Orchestra!)

On Saturday, August 5th. the big orchestra (2 violins, viola, cello, bass, piano and accordion/bandoneon) will play a Milonga from 9:45 to 11:45PM at Peavy Plaza. The quartet (violin, guitar, bass, and accordion/bandoneon) will play a mini-milonga from 5:30 to 7:45 PM att the same place. It's all part of the closing festivities of Minnesota Orchestra Sommerfest The Minnesota orchestra will be performing a semi-staged concert performance of Bizet's Carmen, featuring Jenn Baldwin Peden, who was one of the Marias from our 2005 performance of Maria de Buenos Aires.

Here's the schedule:

Come to one or both of these most excelent outdoor milongas! I had hoped that we could play tango CDs between 7:45 and 9:45, but the Minesotra Orchestra wants to pipe the live concert into the plaza at that time. Oh well. Now we have 2 shorter milongas instead of one long one.

How this for an idea: come for the first milonga at 5:30, have dinner and rest up between 7:45 and 9:45, and dance the night away to the sounds of the full orchestra at 9:45. You can never go wrong to ...Have Dinner and Go Dancing with the Mandrágora Tango Orchestra!

Our playlist is after the jump

Set A Set II
Bien milonga (Spitalnik)
El troesma (Spitalnik)
La ultima cita (Canaro)
La ultima curda (Troilo)
   cortina
Che, bandoneon (Troilo)
Pa’ que bailen (Troilo)
Sur (Troilo)
Maria (Troilo)
   cortina
Veraño Porteño (Piazzolla)
Invierno Porteño (Piazzolla)
Otoño Porteño (Piazzolla)
Adios Nonino (Piazzolla)
 
Marron y azul (Piazzolla)
Bando (Piazzolla)
Chau, Paris(Piazzolla)
Preparense(Piazzolla)
   cortina
Taquito militar (Mores)
Milonga del 900 (Pianna)
Corralera (Aieta)
El lloron (Maglio)
   cortina
Haciendose la del Zamora (Barnes)
Tempranillo (Barnes)
La Yumba (Pugliese)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Cobain)
Encore: Gallo Ciego (Bardi)

Posted by bbarnes at July 24, 2006 1:41 PM