Passionately, Piazzolla!

Date:Feb 17, 2013 Time:1:00 PM & 5:00 PM Venue:Temple of Music & Art Address:330 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ

Additional performances on February 15 @ 7:30 p.m. & February 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
All tickets for Chamber Music PLUS subscribers for Passionately, Piazzolla have been spoken for. Tickets are still available for purchase through Ballet Tucson. Order online or call 903.1445.

“If you want to change the tango, you had better learn boxing, or some other martial art” Astor Piazzolla


Astor Piazzolla

Astor Piazzolla


Chamber Music PLUS announces its exciting collaboration with Ballet Tucson and the Tucson Guitar Society to present the new theatrical portrait Passionately, Piazzolla! as part of the inaugural

Tucson Desert Song Festival in February 2013. Astor Piazzolla was a legendary composer and godfather of Tango Nuevo, a revolutionary new genre in which jazz rhythms and classical music were infused into tango. In this world premiere, the emotionally charged life of Astor Piazzolla is portrayed through live music, voice, acting and dance.

This world premiere promises to be a feast for the senses filled with visual drama, lush movement and passionate music and song.

Brian Chambouleyron


Ballet Tucson leads a stellar cast in this exciting theatrical experience with book by Harry Clark and innovative choreography by Chieko Imada and John Dahlstrand. The Tucson Guitar Society is delighted to present Misael Barraza Diaz in two works by Piazzolla, and making his Tucson debut is the renown Argentinian vocalist and guitarist Brian Chambouleyron. Portraying AstorPiazzolla is TV and Motion Picture star, Robert Beltran, known for his role as Raoul in Paul Bartel’s cult film Eating Raoul and his role as Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager.

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Robert Beltran


Astor Piazzolla is best known for being the father and inventor of Tango Nuevo – a revolutionary new genre in which jazz rhythms and classical music were infused into tango. Tango Nuevo, at first, was strongly rejected in his home country Argentina, but eventually was appreciated and celebrated for the genius it was throughout the world. For more on Piazzolla click here.


Additional Performances: Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 and Sunday, February 17 at 1:00 & 5:00 PM

World premiere, in partnership with the Tucson Desert Song Festival , The Tucson Guitar Society, & Ballet Tucson



This event is generously sponsored by Arch and Laura Brown with additional support from Chuck Graham and Bernice Chesi