The joy of excellent chamber music | Letter

From Lincoln Center to Lopez Center. That was the route of the Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet who played to a full Lopez Center audience on Aug. 10.

Ziegler’s artful piano pieces included a World Premiere performance for four hands with Jon Kimura Parker; Hector Del Curto’s bandoneon cried and murmured and warbled love and anguish; Jisso Ok’s astonishing cello danced with her lithe movements and captured the audience; Pedro Giraudo’s double bass played skillfully with the ears of listeners.

Visiting cellist Bion Tsang had people whispering of Yo Yo Ma; Owen Kotler’s clarinet transported us to a Manhattan jazz club; and Aloysia Friedmann’s viola dreamed us into Oblivion.

On Lopez it took not two to tango, but 200 supporters including 73 Lopezians from the Alexanders to Zapalac  and 14 businesses and organizations, plus the 170 concert goers who purchased tickets to bring this amazing music here.

Bravo Lopez, thank you for supporting excellent chamber music on Lopez! Let’s do it again next year!

Micki Ryan

Lopez Concert Coordinator

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival on Lopez