Tango with Raul Jaurena and Carpe Diem String Quartet
Unless you happen to live in Buenos Aires,Â it’s notÂ every day aÂ tango expertÂ blows through town.
The award-winning bandoneÃ³n virtuoso and composer RaÃºl Jaurena and Columbus’ own Carpe Diem String Quartet dropped by WOSU studios for a chat and an impromptu concert. The spontaneous recital wasÂ a sneak peek at theÂ openingÂ performances ofÂ the quartet’s third annual Seize the Music series at Harrison Park Community Center.
And nobody talks tango better than Jaurena, who, since the age ofÂ eight, has played with tango bands all over South America and, quite literally,Â the rest of the world. He’s an expert in the work of tango masters likeÂ Astor Piazzolla, with whom he has performed, and is the author of countless tangos of his own. His interpretations ofÂ the traditional and more recent tangoÂ repertory garnered a 2007 LATIN GRAMMY.
Watch Jaurena’s performance of Piazzolla’s AdiÃ³s Nonino , recordedÂ at the spur of the moment in theÂ hiply-understated WOSU Radio master control studio; andÂ hear what the quartet members have to sayÂ about learning tango music from a tango master:
Keep your eyes peeled for future online Cubicle Concerts fromÂ WOSU.