Tango and More: Latin American Music for
saxophone by Piazzolla, Cervantes, d’Rivera,
Jenny Hill and Charley Gerard
Sunday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m.
The 12th Annual Harbinger of Spring Classical Concert
features Broken Reed, a saxophone quartet based in NYC,
performing classical and folk pieces with Latin American
roots. The group’s diverse musical influences range from
jazz and classical to swing.
Quartet members Chris Bacas, Charley Gerard,
Tom Olin and Jenny Hill will perform four danzas
by 19th century Cuban pianist Ignacio Cervantes and
Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango.
In addition to the classical pieces, the program will include
arrangements of traditional Mexican and Cuban songs and
original compositions by quartet members Hill and Gerard.
Hill’s pieces are based on Brazilian rhythms. Gerard,
founder and director of the quartet and author of several
books on Latin and Cuban music, will talk about influences
and rhythms that make the music distinctive.
The quartet’s website is www.brokenreedsax.com and
their compact discs, The Sound of a Broken Reed,
A Reed Breaks in Dumbo and Out the Window,
are available in the library.
The concert is free and open to the public. The library is
handicapped accessible. Refreshments will be provided
by the Library Friends.
This program is made possible in part through a COMMUNITY
ART$GRANT, a program funded by The Arts Center of the Capital
Region through the State and Local Partnership Program of
the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Partial funding is provided by the Friends of the Library.
Voorheesville Public Library News
March/April 2010 Issue 10, volume 2
“School’s Out, Library’s In”
see page 3
Add to the Ambience...see page 5
“Music from South America and
the Caribbean has had a profound
effect.......Its rhythmic vitality and
powerful melodies grab you by the
throat whether you’re from
Albany or Albania