Per Arne Glorvigen:
The stage has been set for a centennial festival: a tribute to the father of the tango, Piazzolla, with a phenomenal concert on the Main Stage!
Ready for a melancholic, wild and beautiful evening of tango? Paris-based tango master Per Arne Glorvigen is bringing with him a star-studded team of dancers and musicians to celebrate Astor Piazzolla, who would have been 100 years old in 2021. In 2022, it will be 30 years since the death of Piazzolla and his nuevo tango has become a much-loved musical niche that combines Argentinian dance, classical music and jazz.
Virtuoso tango interpreter
Argentinian Piazzolla breathed new life into the tango from his home country, creating compositions for tango orchestras and writing opera, theatre and film music. Few have done justice to Piazzolla’s legacy as Per Arne Glorvigen, with his virtuosic and expressive bandoneon playing. During this evening performance at the Oslo Opera House, he will be presenting Piazzolla’s tango pallet, ranging from highly intimate chamber music to his grand concerts for the bandoneon and orchestras.
A star-studded team
Glorvigen will be performing with a group of musicians and dancers, all of whom live and breathe the tango: Sverre Indris Joner on the piano, Steinar Haugerud on the contrabass and Odd Hannisdal on the violin, together with Glorvigen Tango for 3 – Norway’s first homegrown tango ensemble.
An evening devoted to the tango naturally includes dance and Glorvigen is bringing with him the Argentinian dancers Pablo Inza and Sofia Saborido. Vocals will be in the capable hands of award-winning Julia Zenko – and as if that were not enough, the Barratt Due Student Symphony Orchestra will be providing the orchestral accompaniment.
Per Arne Glorvigen, bandoneon
Tango for 3:
- Sverre Indris Joner, klaver
- Steinar Haugerud, kontrabass
- Odd Hannisdal, fiolin
Julia Zenko, sang
Pablo Inza og Sofia Saborido, dans
Alicja Ziolka, DJ (Milonga)
Barratt Dues Unge Symfoniorkester
Biography: Per Arne Glorvigen
Per Arne Glorvigen is one of today’s leading bandoneon players. He began his career as the first bandoneon player from Scandinavia in the mid-1980s and, since 1987, has lived in Paris. In addition to the tango, Glorvigen’s repertoire also includes Baroque, klezmer, pop and, last but not least, contemporary music. Willem Jeths, Bernd Franke, Henrik Hellstenius and Luis Naón are among those who have written concerts for Per Arne. In recent years, he has continued his professional training in composition and orchestration and his work has been performed across Europe. In 2019, he released his first recording of his music, together with cellist Andreas Brantelid and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.
Glorvigen has performed with world-famous string quartets and orchestras and has made recordings for several major record labels. But his most important collaborative partner has been the legendary violist Gidon Kremer. Together they have made four CD recordings and performed at hundreds of concerts around the world. At home in Norway, he is perhaps best known for his role in ‘Tango for 3’. Per Arne Glorvigen has also worked as an entertainer and comedian, specialising in language sketches.
Friday 4. November18:00 / Main Stage