Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies to Present 'The Americas—In Concert' Oct. 1

Issue Date: 
September 19, 2011

Grammy-winning Latin pianist Octavio Brunetti and his band, the Octavio Brunetti Quintet, will be bringing tango to Pittsburgh as part of the fourth annual “The Americas—In Concert.”

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) in Pitt’s University Center for International Studies will present the free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Richard Rauh Theater in the Hillman Center for Performing Arts at the Shady Side Academy Senior School, 423 Fox Chapel Rd.

Created by tango pianist and arranger Brunetti, the Octavio Brunetti Quintet combines traditional Argentine tango with the style of the Tango Nuevo. The quintet has performed in some of Argentina’s best-known venues, including the famous Teatro Colón and Teatro San Martín in Buenos Aires and Teatro San Martín in Córdoba.

“The Americas—In Concert” is a series of annual concerts sponsored by Med Health Services and Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute in collaboration with CLAS to promote the development of local and national professional musicians while exposing Pittsburgh’s audiences to the musical works of the Americas.

The performance is free, but tickets should be reserved by visiting www.proartstickets.org/events/buy/909/etid:2584.

For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/americas.html or contact CLAS at 412-648-7394.­