GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Vail Series welcomes Pablo Ziegler for his U.S. premier performance, “12 Hours- Argentina Meets Japan,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). A limited number of tickets for the Vail Series will be released for public sale at $15.00. Tickets are on sale Monday, September 10 and are available online at Vailseries.org.
“We are so excited and honored to host Pablo Ziegler’s U.S. debut of this important work,” says Mike Morris, director of the Vail Series and fine arts programming at Denison. “Pablo Ziegler is a true master, a long-time collaborator with Astor Piazzola, and recent Grammy winner. He’s performing at Denison just after a performance at the BBC Proms at Albert Hall. A special treat, Denison’s ensemble-in-residence ETHEL is joining him for this incredible concert. You really don’t want to miss this one.”
Ziegler’s “12 Hours” is named for the time difference between the port cities of Buenos Aires and Yokohama. “12 Hours” explores a marriage of Argentine nuevo tango with Japanese traditional music, while celebrating the long legacy of the tango in Japan.
The tango arrived in Japan in the 1920s and its popularity boomed through the 30s and 40s, spurred in part by the prohibition of American jazz during World War II. Ziegler was pianist for tango grand-maestro Piazzolla’s legendary quintet for over a decade, and has led his own groups for over 20 years. Ziegler will be joined on stage by Hector Del Curto, bandoneon; Yumi Kurosawa, koto; Kojiro Umezake, shakuhachi; Pedro Giraudo, bass; Seth Rogers, percussion; and special guest ETHEL.
While this concert will have a decidedly ‘world music’ flavor, The Pablo Ziegler Trio was awarded Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2018 for their album, “Jazz Tango.” “12 Horas” was commissioned and produced by the Yokohama Arts Foundation and the Yokohama Noh Theater.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville— Vail Series performance: Pablo Ziegler “12 Hours- Argentina Meets Japan,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). A limited number of tickets for the Vail Series will be released for public sale at $15 to the community beginning Monday September 10 at 9:00 am. Tickets available online through Vailseries.org.