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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.

  • Throughout this season of Noche de Tango, we have been bringing you new releases of modern tango ensembles and musicians from around the world. However, this week we will finish turning back the clock and exploring the origins of tango, by focusing on orchestras that can trace their tango lineage back to Francisco Canaro.
  • Throughout this season of Noche de Tango, we have been bringing you new releases of modern tango ensembles and musicians from around the world. However, this week we will turn back the clock and dive into the origins of tango, and this week we will focus on orchestras that can trace their tango lineage back to Julio De Caro. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive in.
  • Throughout this season of Noche de Tango, we have been bringing you new releases of modern tango ensembles and musicians from around the world. However, this week we will turn the clock back and dive into the origins of tango, and this week we will start with a handful of orchestras that can trace their tango lineage to Osvaldo Fresedo. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into Noche de Tango.
  • In this week's show, we will reflect on the life and career of composer, maestro, and bandoneonista Juan Jose Mosalini. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into 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 remember the life and career of pianist, composer, and singer Alejandro Bettinotti, who passed away in May. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into our first tanda.
  • 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 week's show, we will dive into the music of the just-announced faculty members of the prestigious summer Tanguero Workshop. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into 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.