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JP Jofre Quintet (Photo by Mihyun Kang/provided by Artpark & Company)
JP Jofre Quintet (Photo by Mihyun Kang/provided by Artpark & Company)

Artpark welcomes JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band and Alarm Will Sound

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Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:10 pm

Artpark & Company announces a performance by JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band and Alarm Will Sound as part of the 2021 “New Music in the Park” series at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 inside the Artpark Amphitheater. The performance is sponsored by HSBC Bank.

A press release stated, “JP Jofre is known as one of the world’s foremost soloists on the bandoneon that Astor Piazzolla catapulted to fame. Jofre is also a brilliant and pioneering composer whose work transcends nuevo tango to encompass the neoromantic, indie classical and jazz. JP Jofre and the Hard Tango Chamber Band includes Ron Wasserman (double bass), Eric Silberger (violin), Amy Kang (cello) and Pablo Cafici (piano).

The program includes these pieces by Jofre: “Hard Tango,” “Milongon,” “After the Rain,” “Taranguino,” “Manifiesto” and “Universe.” Also “La Camorra 3” and “Libertango” by Piazzolla.

A preview performance of “Manifesto” by JP Jofre is available to view at youtube.com/watch?v=-CiJ_YElyew&ab_channel=JPJOFRE.

The press release continued, “Returning after a sold-out event in 2020, the 20-piece Alarm Will Sound once again bring their engaging, otherworldly sounds to Artpark, playing music with an irreverent charm and daring seldom heard in stodgy halls.”

Alarm Will Sound’s set will include a previous collaborative work with Queens-based artist Eartheater, who distills foley-filled digital production and classical composition into works suspended between reckless romanticism and detailed sonic tapestries. “When Fire is Allowed to Finish,” her work with Alarm Will Sound, contains six emotionally charged movements. The music is fearlessly expressive, lush and emotional – bound to jolt even the most jaded listener.

The press release stated, “The music is fearlessly expressive, lush and emotional and, while harkening back to Romanticism with a capital ‘R,’ simultaneously stays rooted in the contemporary by incorporating unusual and unexpected timbres and rhythmic devices. For this project, composers Aaron Parker, Steve Snowden and Conrad Winslow were enlisted to orchestrate Eartheater’s musical ideas.”

Tickets for the event are $25 and are available at artpark.net/events/jp-jofre-hard-tango-chamber-band.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test are not required for this event. Patrons will be required to maintain social distance and wear a mask if they are not fully vaccinated.

Visit https://www.artpark.net/ for a current schedule of events. 

Artpark’s 2021 season is supported by M&T Bank, Cullen Foundation, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Wright Beverage Distributing, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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