Arts & Entertainment

Phoenix Collective – Tango Origins & Passions

Maggie Ferguson

From Argentina to Australia the Phoenix Collective brings their unique take on tango music to Sydney with the fourth show in this year’s series, Tango Origins & Passions.

The show brings together the talent of internationally renowned local musicians including Dan Russel on the violin and Katie Robinson on the piano. The show also features Australian violinist Maggie Fergusson playing the bandoneon, a type of concertina popular in Argentine music. Her expertise in tango music come from playing as part of the Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce and studying orchestral tango in Buenos Aires.

I love an opportunity to share my passion for Argentine tango music with my audiences and colleagues,” says Ms Fergusson.

The Phoenix Collective promises the show will take audiences on a “musical journey” through the history of tango music in the 20th century and will include everything from traditional pieces from tango’s birthplace in Buenos Aires to modern compositions by Astor Piazzolla, the father of “Nuevo Tango”.

Audiences can expect to experience the complex rhythms of tango music and to learn about its history and composers this interactive musical experience.

Dec 2, Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Johnston St & Collins St, Annandale. $15-$35+b.f. Tickets & Info: or Ph: 0402 544 016.

By Allison Hore




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