Quinteto Astor Piazzolla sits in a theater

Quinteto Astor Piazzolla

Demonstration Performance
Grades 6-12

Latin Grammy Award-winning ensemble Quinteto Astor Piazzolla is the quintessential interpreter of the music of the late, great Argentine composer and tango legend, Astor Piazzolla. 

Founded by Piazzolla's widow in 1998 to promote and preserve his musical legacy, Quinteto Astor Piazzola’s members are virtuoso musicians whose mission is to share Piazzola’s music with a new generation. 

Piazzolla borrowed from jazz and classical music to create an entirely new musical vocabulary dubbed "nuevo tango," transforming the earthy folk music into a sophisticated form of high art, elevating it from the dance halls onto the concert stage. 

Today, Quinteto Astor Piazzola brings fresh interpretations to the maestro’s unique sound.

Funds provided by the NEA Challenge Grant Endowment.