Tango No. 9

Sunday, May 27 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Tango No. 9

feat. vocalist Zoltan diBartolo

which way west? Sunday concert seriesall ages welcome! – $10 suggested donation per adult

Tango is a deeply mesmerizing music — and dance form, of course — finding its deepest roots in Argentina while exerting a global influence bordering on mania, inspiring practitioners around the globe.

San Francisco’s own Tango No. 9 is undoubtedly among the finest exemplars of the art form worldwide, plying their trade here at home with complete dedication for fifteen years and more…

Today’s engagement, T9’s sixth appearance on the Bird & Beckett stage, is anticipated with particular pleasure and excitement…  Isabel Douglass, an infinitely soulful and lovely accordionist of immense versatility, found herself a few seasons ago drawn to the road as a member of Rupa and the April Fishes, and we’ve since mourned her absence from the regular line-up of Tango No. 9 — though even without her contribution the music of T9, performed by violinist Catharine Clune, pianist Joshua Raoul Brody and trombonist Greg Stephens and sung by the magnificent tenor Zoltan diBartolo, has never ceased to deepen and expand to fill and overwhelm our senses… For this date, however, we are delighted to welcome her to share the stage once again with her long-time confreres in tango, before she takes to the road again in June for a swing with Rupa through the old world of Romania and Hungary…

Enjoy this fullest complement of Tango No. 9 for a few hours in the homely venue that is Bird & Beckett Books… we’ll pour you a glass of wine, dim the lights and let the musicians have their way with the tango and with your own emotions…