The Signature Series at Berklee continues with Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee, featuring the Latin Grammy-winning Argentinian pianist, composer, and arranger. Ziegler is one of the most important figures in Argentine new tango, the vibrant musical hybrid of classic tango and American jazz. The concert will feature 60 students – including a large orchestra, vocalists, and arrangers – performing Ziegler’s inspired compositions and arrangements.
The first half of the concert will feature Berklee students performing new arrangements of tangos. A 10-piece a cappella group also perform Astor Piazzolla’s “Adios Nonino” and a new arrangement of the famous tango “La Cumparsita” by Lee Abe, associate professor of contemporary writing and production. The second half features Ziegler performing with students, faculty guitarist Claudio Ragazzi, and guest bandoneon player Hector del Curto.
Pablo Ziegler has released 10 albums on labels including Sony Classics and BMG Classics, and composed music for Argentinian films and theater. He is nominated for a Latin Grammy Award – his fifth nomination – for his 2016 release, Sax To Tango.