A tango fusion show for full orchestra. Arrangements commissioned by Bridge & Wolak from Canadian composer/arranger Charles Cozens.
Reflecting the spirit of our times, TANGORIUM portrays stories of Tango through diverse cultural contexts that made its voice. This multimedia show for full orchestra + clarinet & accordion soloists pays homage to intimate Tango classics of the 1930s, through Piazzolla’s Tango Nuevo, to epic symphonic-tangos that uniquely fuse the music of classical grandmasters (Bach, Beethoven) with modern musical genres such as French Cabaret, Rock (Sting), Tango Club and even Heavy Metal. These steamy musical collisions are expressed in the emotionally provocative and sensual language of Tango, enhanced with on-screen films, animations and pre-recorded shadow-puppetry. TANGORIUM’s music was custom-created by renowned arranger Charles Cozens. It is scored for full orchestra with clarinet and digital accordion / bandoneon soloists, eloquently performed and narrated by the internationally-acclaimed Canadian duo Bridge & Wolak.
“Watch and be amazed!”
“Remarkable subtlety in Bridge’s production of sound.”
“Control and a smooth expressivity make Wolak shine.”
Creators of TANGORIUM, Michael Bridge & Kornel Wolak are the world’s only duo of clarinet and digital accordion. As a music & comedy duo, they toured across Europe, South America, the USA and Canada. Their shows all include uniquely re-imagined repertoire of classical, world and jazz fusion. With deft virtuosity and endless wit, Bridge & Wolak have been called the “Victor Borges of the 21st Century.” Fun-loving gentlemen (with seven degrees in music combined), they are career performer-educators. Their 100% online Music Mentorship Program helps high-school students explore their future in the arts.
All works arranged and orchestrated in Canada by Charles Cozens.
Designed & produced by Bridge & Wolak.
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