Daniel Rojas. Image Mike Chesworth
The Metropolitan Orchestra’s (TMO) next Met Concert Tangos and Tchaikovsky will feature Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings followed by a world-premiere performance of Libertango Suite, featuring pianist-composer Daniel Rojas. Led by Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams, these two works performed by TMO’s inspired string section will have the audience swaying in their seats in a night of passion fuelled energy.
Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings opens the evening with its distinct solemn chorale theme which develops through each movement to reach an exuberant and melodious dance-like finish.
Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla revolutionised tango music by incorporating elements of jazz and classical music into his traditional tango compositions. Heavily influenced by Piazzolla’s sensual, poignant and exuberant work, Daniel Rojas’ Libertango Suite complements and salutes the iconic composer with Rojas’ unique and distinctive take on tango, salsa rhythms and classical music. The world premiere performance showcasing Rojas’ characteristic warmth and charm will leave the audience both breathless and chanting for more.
The programme: TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings/ PIAZZOLLA/ROJAS Libertango Suite *World Premiere
The performers: Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams/ Soloist: Daniel Rojas – Piano/Composer