Orlando Philâs Sounds of Summer chamber series features local tango group Kalinka
Monday, July 9 â Sounds of Summer: Tanglisimo featuring Kalinka
Lowndes Shakespeare Center
812 E. Rollins St.
We were recently guests at a wedding at which the bride and groomâs first dance was a tango. So weâre able to say from personal experience that tango isnât just the stereotypical dance of seduction; it can express sweetness, tenderness, commitment as well. Actually, thatâs the best part of tango â it can convey almost any emotion within its instantly recognizable form. This Monday, the Orlando Philâs Sounds of Summer chamber series features local multicultural tango group Kalinka exploring that range of emotion and adding their own spin to turn-of-the-century and newer Argentinean and European tangos, including one of Astor Piazzollaâs revolutionary-in-its-time tango nuevo pieces. Olga Ferranti, Russian-born violinist for Kalinka, says that tango âcombines the glamour of the ballroom and the allure of the undergroundâ; we say, itâs OK to tap your feet but donât burst onto the stage with a rose clamped between your teeth. (Just kidding, please do that.) â Jessica Bryce Young