Piazzolla in the Present: A Conversation with Maria Susana Azzi

Next Tuesday, October 23, we will have a discussion with Maria Susana Azzi, one of the authors of the definitive biography of Astor Piazzolla, Le Grand Tango: The Life and Music of Astor Piazzolla (2000). Le Grand Tango is co-authored by Simon Collier, a pioneer in Latin American studies, who passed away in 2003. In March of 2018, twenty-five years after Piazzolla’s death, their biography was re-released in a revised and expanded “anniversary” edition, with more than a hundred pages of new material. 

Azzi will discuss her work as Piazzolla’s leading biographer with Foundation for Iberian Music director Antoni Pizà and Federico Díaz, a DMA candidate at the Graduate Center whose work focuses on Piazzolla. 

Díaz will perform several of Piazzolla’s work on guitar, with flutist Andrea White, who is also a DMA candidate at the Graduate Center. 

The event will be live streamed on the Graduate Center website, beginning at 7:30 pm. 

Free admission, no reservations required
7:30 pm
23 October 2018
Segal Theater, The Graduate Center