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Lara St. John Plays Free Piazzolla Anniversary Concert Tuesday at Central Park

July 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Here is a little epistle from Lara St. John, in inimitable Lara St. John style. She invites us all to hear her play at Central Park on Tuesday, Aug, 7 -- either in person, over radio or live-webstream -- for 25th Anniversary of the Central Park concert of Astor Piazzolla and his quintet at the Naumburg Bandshell, check it out:

Dear Friends Near, Far and Wide,

I am letting you know about this show because:

a) it is in New York City, and like a modern-day Rome, all roads seem to lead here

b) it's broadcast live on both WQXR 105.9 FM and at, lest your road may have led elsewhere

c) it's free

d) it's in the top five of Coolest Things I Have Ever Done

It's the 25th Anniversary of the Central Park concert of Astor Piazzolla and his quintet at the Naumburg Bandshell! (for exact location, please see artistically hand-drawn map, and address below)

Central Park

It will feature the pianist-of-legend Pablo Ziegler, who was part of Piazzolla's quintet from 1978-1989 and played on the famous Central Park concert/recording from September 6, 1987, as well as the albums Zero Hour, La Camorra and then some.

We'll also have the fabulous Hector Del Curto on bandoneón, Claudio Ragazzi on guitar, Andrew Roitstein, bass, and me on violin, making up the original quintet instrumentation. We'll be doing many tunes from the 1987 concert, and many more....

At a glance:

WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

WHERE: Naumburg Bandshell, Concert Ground of Central Park, between the 72nd Street Transverse at Bethesda Fountain and the Mall/Poet’s Walk, New York, NY.

WHO: Pablo Ziegler, piano, Lara St John, violin, Hector Del Curto, bandoneón, Claudio Ragazzi, guitar, Andrew Roitstein, bass.

(This concert will be on both live, and streaming, about 24 hours later.....)

Hope to see you there! Lara

Lara St. John
Photo by Twain Newhart

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