The program is Six tango etudes by Astor Piazzolla for solo violin. These six tango etudes are a highly original blending of the classical concert etude and Piazzolla's "new tango" music. They present the player with technical challenges pertaining to given aspect of violin playing, yet are effective concert works. They were composed in 1987 and belong to a group of works from Piazzolla's later career in which he returned to "classical" specification of the musical moment while by no means abandoning his connection to the tango. Movements Etude No. 1. Décidé Etude No. 2. Anxieux et rubato Etude No. 3. Molto marcato e energico Etude No. 4. Lento-Meditativo Etude No. 5. Quarter note = 120 Etude No. 6. Avec anxiété Due to the Covid-19 regulations only 15 people can attend the live concert, there will be Facebook streaming of the performance that will be broadcasted by the Embassy of Argentina in Canada.
This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
Ralitsa Tcholakova is an internationally renowned, Ottawa-based violin and viola player. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras at chamber music series and festivals in over 25 countries. She was nominated for Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts for 2018. In 2017, she was nominated for the GG's Persons Case Award. Ralitsa has recorded many highly-acclaimed albums, including “Ballad of the North”, an album featuring music by Canadian female composers and distributed by SOCAN to 135 radio stations worldwide. Her CD, “Aboriginal Inspirations” featuring Grammy nominee Ron Korb is promoted nationally and internationally by the Canadian Music Centre and NAXOS. She is currently working on two solo violin CDs, one in collaboration with Centrediscs and Sinfonia Toronto featuring violin concertos by Canadian composers and a CD with music by Latin American composers. Since 2015, Ralitsa performs annual recitals in the Senate of Canada.
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This event is wheelchair accessible.