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KTTZ. Charles olivier

Charles Olivier

Host of Noche de Tango

Charles Olivier is currently director of the Texas Tech University Tango Orchestra and the co-director of the Lubbock ISD All-District Tango Orchestra, whose purpose is to educate high school students about tango music, culture, and performance. Charles’ extensive work with the group was recognized by Texas Tech University with the President’s Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award. As a performer, he is a founding member of Tango Llaneros. Charles has attended the Reed College Tango Institute, Cuarteto Tanguero Summer Workshop, and has been a key speaker about tango for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Charles attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, a Certificate of World Music in Tango Performance, and recently a Master's in Ethnomusicology.

  • On this week's show, we will explore two nominations for next year's Latin Grammy in Best Tango Album, Los Tangueros del Oeste and Juanjo Mosalini with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into our Noche de Tango.
  • On this weeks show, we will explore some past albums of the members of the new tango ensemble, Pablo Aslan Quarteto. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into Noche de Tango.
  • On this week's show, we will highlight tango orchestra cover bands that are trying to recreate the sound and energy of the big orchestras from the Golden Age of Tango. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into our first tanda.
  • On this week's show, we will be exploring some of the latest albums by pianist and composer Jorge Gelpi. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into Noche de Tango.
  • On this week's show, we will be speaking with the one and only Heyni Solera about her recent release with Rodrigo Avalos and their new album Bach en Bandoneon. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into Noche de Tango.
  • On this week's show, we will explore the music of pianists like Carlos Di Sarli, Edguardo Donato, and Leda Torres who is not only creating amazing works for solo piano but has recently released a set of educational technique books for the piano in Tango. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into our first tanda.
  • On this week's show, we will continue highlighting musicians who play instruments outside the typical instrumentation of the tango orchestra with the saxophonist Jorge Retamoza. I hope you will join me, Charles Olivier for Noche de Tango.
  • Welcome to Noche de Tango, a show that explores the ever-growing history, culture, and community of Tango musicians and dancers from Argentina and around the world. On this week's show, we will hear the amazing woodwind players of the tango ensemble Chifladas.
  • On this week's show, we will dive into the newest released singles from the bandoneonista and pianist Claudio Constantini.
  • On this week's show, we will listen to pieces from Fito Paez's album Futurologia Arlt. I hope you will join me, Charles Olivier, for this episode of Noche de Tango.