The Glow of Tango from 1940’s to the present
Avanti! visits the Porvoo Art Factory Classics-series on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 19.00.
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
Markus Allan, singer
Janne Nisonen, director
Minna Lindgren, conferencier
The tango came to Finland from Argentina in the early years of the 20th century, but it was only during and after World War II that Finnish tango emerged and took the nation by storm. Unlike its Argentinian predecessor, Finnish tango has a melancholy character, with its slow tempo and minor mode. The texts of Finnish tango music are focused on themes of lost love, nature, and a longing for a better place.