ONLINE – Tango Lecture Series – The Tango Guitar Tradition with Patricio Crom and Juan Villarreal
December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Considered the national instrument of Argentina, the guitar is used throughout the country in a wide variety of styles. However, it is not common to hear guitar music inside the milongas. In this lecture, Patricio Crom and Juan Villarreal will guide us through the history of tango guitar and the various styles of playing inside this genre.
Editorial comment from Meredith: The music that Juan & Patricio make together is so insanely beautiful that it will cure whatever ails you. Check them out before the lecture…
Born in Buenos Aires, Patricio Crom is an arranger, composer, and guitarist of Argentine music. He studied tango guitar at the Academia Nacional del Tango with maestro Anibal Arias. Patricio has recorded several albums, as well performed throughout South America, Europe, and Asia. In 2020, Patricio will release his fourth album with singer Juan Villarreal titled D arienzo en Guitarras. In addition to his musical activities, he is an accomplished puppeteer, a collector of antique Argentine guitars, and is preparing a documentary film on tango guitar.
Singer, guitarist and composer, Juan Villarreal was born in Puerto San Julian, Patagonia Argentina. He actively participates in different musical projects such as Orquesta El Arranque, Duo Villarreal Crom, Nidia y su Banda, El Muro Tango and Cruces del Plata. He has recorded several albums and performed concerts throughout America and Europe. In 2020, he will present a new album with guitarist Patricio Crom in tribute to Juan Darienzo called “D’Arienzo en guitarras”. In 2021, he will present the album “Camaradas” with Orquesta El Arranque and Maestro Victor Lavallén, historical bandoneonist in Osvaldo Pugliese’s orchestra.
Juan & Patricio will perform a livestream concert for our audience two days after the lecture: Friday, December 11, 8 pm New York Time
That concert will be in celebration of “International Tango Day.”