Pablo Ziegler Quartet to bring tango to the Lied

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Pablo Ziegler Quartet to bring tango to the Lied

The Pablo Ziegler Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

The Pablo Ziegler Quartet will bring the excitement and fire of live tango to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., at 7:30 p.m. March 31.

Tickets are on sale here, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

For decades, Buenos Aires-born pianist, composer and arranger Ziegler has been one of the most important figures in Argentine New Tango, the vibrant musical hybrid of classic tango and American jazz.

After performing in tango grand maestro Astor Piazzolla’s quintet for more than a decade and appearing on iconic Piazzolla recordings including “Tango: Zero Hour,” “La Camorra” and “Central Park Concert,” Ziegler has led his own groups for more than 20 years, refining and reimagining the bounds of the tango tradition. He has been featured as a guest soloist with major orchestras around the world, playing his own compositions and Piazzolla’s music with the Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony and Jazz Sinfonica Orchestra in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Ziegler’s most recent recording, 2013’s “Amsterdam Meets New Tango,” sees his quartet paired with the Netherlands’ Metropole Orkest. In 2011, Ziegler’s work as music director, arranger and pianist for bass-baritone opera star Erwin Schrott earned an Echo Klassik Award for the album “Rojotango.” Ziegler’s 2005 release, “Bajo Cero,” won the Latin Grammy award for best tango album, and in 2008, his album “Buenos Aires Report” earned a nomination in the same category.

Ziegler will be joined on the Lied stage by Hector Del Curto (bandoneon), Jisoo Ok (cello) and Pedro Giraudo (bass).

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