Tango Music Concerts in Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi

The Florence Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina) is performing two evenings of tango music as a tribute to Astor Piazzolla (1933 – 1990) on Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30 at Palazzo Medici Riccardi (via Cavour 3) starting at 9 pm.  Tickets range from €15 to €20.

The evenings spotlight the talent of award-winning accordion soloist Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi. Accompanied by the orchestra, he will interpret tango classics composed by Piazzolla such as “Oblivion,” “Libertango,” “Adios Nonino” and “Milonga del Angel,” compositions characterized by originality and a modern sound influenced by jazz and avant-garde music.

Argentinian by birth, Piazzolla, who had Italian roots (his grandfather came from Trani in Puglia, his mother’s relatives were from Massa Carrara), the musician decided to move back to his country of family origin in the 1970s, when Argentina was ruled a military dictatorship.

The concerts will also feature a selection of pieces from movie soundtracks by the late Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota.