Monday January 29, 2018
Presidential Chamber Music Series III: The History of Tango with QTango
Willy Sucre on viola, will be joined by QTango to perform Villardo’s “El Choclo,” Bizet’s “Abanera Demo,” “Milonga Campera,” “Milonga Triste,” “Grom Tango to Jazz,” “Dicitenellu Vuie,” and “Nocturna;” Juan D’ Arienzo’s “La Cumparsita,” Piazzola’s “Seasson Summer” and “Fuga y Misteriosa,” and Piazzola’s “Adios Nonino.”
QTango’s dynamic and powerful music leads you through a journey into the romance, passion and elegance of Argentine tango. Whether touring as a quartet or performing gala events with over 14 musicians, every performance is sophisticated, engaging, nostalgic and moving.
Violist Willy Sucre is a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic and is the driving force behind the “Willy Sucre & Friends” concerts. Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Sucre studied at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in La Paz, Colby College Chamber Music Institute in Waterville, Maine, Mannes School of Music in New York, and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore,Maryland. He has been conductor and music director of the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra, assistant conductor and principal violist of the Canada Symphony Orchestra inMontreal, assistant conductor and assistant principal violist of the former New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, principal violist and guest conductor of the National Symphony of Bolivia, the Chamber Orchestra of La Paz, and the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician,Sucre was the founder of the Cuarteto Boliviano, guest violist with various chamber music ensembles, and for ten years the violist of the Helios String Quartet. His experience includes extensive chamber music concerts, lectures and school demonstrations, CD recordings, and television performances throughout South, Central, and North America. Sucre spends most of his summers in South America looking for new works of chamber music by modern composers and encouraging composers to write new pieces, especially piano quartets. He enjoys performing with ensembles of diverse instrumentation.