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15/10/2010

ATMA Artists collaborate in tribute to Borges

Canada’s premiere artist of the bandoneon Denis Plante joins Les Violons du Roy and actor Sébastien Ricard for an unprecedented tribute to two of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports: the tango and writer Jorge Luis Borges, one of the giants of 20th century literature.

This words-and-music event is one of the highlights of the first annual literary festival Québec en toutes lettres and takes place on Sunday October 17 at Palais Montcalm. Together, the artists will evoke the shadowy laneways of Buenos Aires through the music of Astor Piazzolla and the words of Jorge Luis Borges. For more information, visit www.quebecentouteslettres.com

Plante’s most recent recording Tango boréal is a collection of original pieces inspired by the bandoneon, the quintessential instrument of Argentine tango. The pieces are written and performed by Plante, who composed them over a 12-year period.

No strangers to the tango themselves, Les Violons du Roy under guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni won a JUNO Award for their 2006 recording Piazzolla.


 

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15/10/2010
ATMA Artists collaborate in tribute to Borges
Canada’s premiere artist of the bandoneon Denis Plante joins Les Violons du Roy and actor Sébastien Ricard for an unprecedented tribute to two of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports: the tango and writer Jorge Luis Borges, one of the giants of 20th cent
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