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Bethlehem, Pa., October 24, 2006—Internationally-acclaimed Argentinean Tango vocalist, Katie Viqueira, and her band (piano, bass, percussion, and bandoneon) and tango dancers will perform at Moravian College in the Tierra Tango Concert, on Wednesday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall, located in the Hurd Center for Art and Music in Historic Bethlehem. The concert will explore the origins of tango music with examples and demonstrations of the European, African, and Argentinean-Uruguayan influences on the “forbidden dance.”
Viqueira has been described as “a brilliant exponent of a new generation of Argentine Tango vocalists,” and has been hailed as a “hot tango star” and a “diva” by the Boston Globe in recognition of her long and successful career started years ago in her hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
During her extensive career Viqueira has performed with Argentina’s leading artists, international bands, such as Air Supply, live radio and TV, and toured throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States. Among her many credits and honors, she received highest accolades for her performance as featured soloist in the premier of Astor Piazzolla’s Tango-oratory “Pueblo Joven,” with the Cosmopolitan Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pablo Zinger at NYC’s Town Hall Theatre. She has sung in various world class festivals, and opened the Festival Internacional de Tango (International Festival of Tango), held in Boston, MA.
Viqueira leads her own band of outstanding musicians, and also works with other premiere ensembles. She has worked with the Avantango ensemble, a highly successful orchestra led by Pablo Aslan, whose collective experience includes participating in the Broadway hits, "Tango Argentino" and "Forever Tango," the tango projects of Yo-Yo Ma, Julio Iglesias and Shakira, and the award-winning film "Tango." The second ensemble with which Viqueira is associated is Triángulo, which features Grammy® Award nominated artists Pablo Zinger and Marco Granados, and Gustavo Tavares.
Foy Concert Hall is located at Main and West Church Street, Bethlehem, Pa. Tickets for the concert are general admission $15; $10 students, seniors, children under 12. To purchase tickets online please visit Lehigh Valley Arts Council online. For information, call 610 861-1650.