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The Kravis Center presents the Latin Grammy®-winning group Astor Piazzolla Quintet, an intrepid ensemble that revitalizes the legacy of Piazzolla

Picture of Quintet Astor Piazzolla - Mauricio Velez
Quintet Astor Piazzolla • Mauricio Velez

Only two shows in West Palm Beach: November 12 and 13

November 10, 2021

West Palm Beach, FL - (by CRL Media) - Feel the euphoria of the music that revolutionized tango as these five virtuoso soloists magnificently perform the vast repertoire of legendary composer Astor Piazzolla. Capturing the true aesthetics of Piazzolla's sound, Quinteto Astor Piazolla brings its passion and artistry to the Kravis Center stage on Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $ 39.

This group made up of tangueros and academics, classical and jazz musicians, all of them knowledgeable and capable of speaking in various musical languages. In a word, Piazzolla musicians: Pablo Mainetti, bandoneon; Bárbara Varassi Pega, piano; Serdar Geldymuradov, violin; Armando de La Vega, guitar; Daniel Falasca, double bass; and Julián Vat, musical director.

Pablo Mainetti is one of the best players of his generation of the bandoneon, the expressive and melancholic instrument that embodies the sound of tango. But he's also a composer, arranger, and conductor in his own right. From the beginning, he says, the idea was to find the right balance for the Quintet's performances: to be true to the music without turning them into museum artifacts. "I had some versions of these pieces for reference, but I quickly stopped listening to them so as not to end up repeating like a parrot." Piazzolla was a "brilliant improviser," he adds, and points out that the maestro left room for interpretation in his writing. "When you say 'improvisation' most people immediately think of jazz, but there are many ways to improvise," says Mainetti. "In this music you can improvise - but in the language of Piazzolla".

This Astor Piazzolla Quintet, named after the original group, was organized in 1998. It was a request from Laura Escalada Piazzolla, the composer's widow and president of the Astor Piazzolla Foundation, to Vat. Since then, the Quintet has released four albums (Among them Revolucionario, winner of the Latin GRAMMY © 2019 for Best Tango Recording) and has toured the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

How to buy tickets for these shows on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 November:
Tickets are now available for purchase online at or by phone at 561.832.7469.

Health and safety protocols:
The Kravis Center remains committed to the health and safety of our artists, staff, audience, volunteers, and the public. Like many other performing arts centers across the country, we have implemented new health and safety protocols to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of all who visit the Kravis. For more information on our current health and safety protocols, visit

About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
The Kravis Center is a non-profit performing arts center located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. Kravis' mission is to improve the quality of life in Palm Beach County by featuring a diverse lineup of the highest quality national and international artists and companies and offering comprehensive arts education programs - serving more than three million students since its inception. ; provides a home in Palm Beach County for local and regional arts organizations to showcase their work and also provides an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. For information, visit or call the box office at 561.832.7469.

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