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April 27, 2005

Tango Piano House Concert w/ Max Valentinuzzi

The Mandragora Tango Orchestra along with their friends Kathy Vessels and John Hughes cordially invite you to join us for an intimate musical experience featuring Maximo Valentinuzzi, Tango pianist & storyteller

Saturday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.
Music from 8:00-9:30
Kathy & John’s Home, 2639 Irving Avenue South,
Minneapolis, 55408

Suggested donation to help with Max’s travel expenses: $10.00

Dr. Valentinuzzi put himself through engineering school by playing piano in the tango bars of Buenos Aires in the 1950s. His lifelong passion for tango and the folk music of his native Argentina continued as he emigrated to the United States in 1960 and obtained a Phd in Physiology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1969, where he continued as Assistant Professor until 1973, when he and his family returned to Argentina. Max is the author of many textbooks and technical articles, and a dear friend of the Mandragora Tango Orchestra and the Minneapolis Tango Society.

What to expect: a piano concert and stories about classical and modern Argentine Tango, a music born of political protest, of love and longing and the social background of poverty and hopelessness that gave rise to this great genre during the 19th century. Max plays tango with authenticity, passion and charm, having experienced live performances that today’s tangueros have heard only on scratchy old recordings. No music lover should miss the opportunity to hear this very special performance.

IF YOU ARE SO INCLINED: For those with last names A-J, consider bringing a small hors d’ouvre or a bottle of wine. For those with last names K-Z, something sweet or a six pack of beer.

All are welcome---feel free to bring family and friends!

PREGUNTAS (Questions) ? Call Kathy, 612-462-1353 or email info@mandragoratango.com

PS: For more information on the house concert scene, check out this article on Kathy and John from Minnesota Public Radio

Posted by bbarnes at April 27, 2005 9:38 AM


soy de argentina de la provinica de jujuy me gustaria saber mas de el al respecto.

Posted by: silvio atilio valentinuzzi at November 7, 2005 6:36 PM

Para saber mas de Max Valentinuzzi puedes ir a www.casaargentina.org

Posted by: Jorge Maxit at August 13, 2006 3:17 PM

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