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Influence of Osvaldo Fresedo | Noche de Tango

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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.

Tanda 1 - Osvaldo Fresedo

  • Adios Para Siempre
  • Como Aquella Princesa
  • Angustia
  • Amor

Tanda 2 - Carlos Di Sarli

  • Bahia Blanca
  • Fumando Espero
  • Rodriguez Pena
  • Milonguero Viejo
  • La Cumparsita

Tanda 3 - Lucio De Mare

  • Confesion
  • Donde
  • Como se hace un tango
  • El Barco Maria

Tanda 4 - Osmar Maderna

  • Cuando no te Quiera Nadie
  • Cancion Desesperada
  • Ausencia
  • Divina
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.