Maria De Buenos Aires

6:41am

Fri February 1, 2013
Arts Weekly

LexPhil Takes on Sultry Tango Opera

Director and choreographer John de los Santos and mezzo-soprano Solange Merdinian practice a tango for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra's production of Astor Piazolla's "María de Buenos Aires" at the Downtown Arts Center in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 29, 2013. The production runs at the same location Feb. 1 to 3.
Credit Rich Copley — Lexington Herald-Leader

A pair of films are restaged this weekend in central Kentucky, one is a surprisingly new Broadway musical. Also, the Lexington Philharmonic spreads its wings with an opera done to a tango beat.  With a preview is Rich Copley, who covers the arts for the Lexington Herald Leader

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3:10pm

Fri January 25, 2013
Arts Weekly

Lexington Philharmonic Presents Tango Opera at Downtown Arts Center

The Lexington Philharmonic presents
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If you look for a definition of the word "classic," you come up with, "something that has stood the test of time." What we call "classical music" comes from a European-derived reverence for music Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven, and others. But where does timeless ethnic music of other cultures fit in? 

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