The Grand TangoVia Buenos Aires Orchestra is a "dream team" that includes many of the most distinguished musicians of the new tango generation. Created by the non-profit organization TangoVia Buenos Aires in 2003, the orchestra's principal objective is to celebrate the art of tango through special productions some of which recover forgotten repertories while others introduce the work of new composers. The orchestra released a CD with Epsa Music in 2003, with arrangements and conducting by Nicolás Ledesma, Ramiro Gallo, Carlos Corrales and Andrés Linetzky. That same year, and after a very lauded premiere concert in the Buenos Aires Tango Festival, the orchestra participated in the second "Festival Buenos Aires Tango" in Paris, with a series of important concerts in the National Theater Palais Chaillot. At that festival, the orchestra was also directed by Cristian Zárate, and the Masters Víctor Lavallén, Julio Pane, and Emilio Balcarce. Also invited to participate where the singers Rubén Juárez and Guillermo Fernández.

CÉSAR SALGÁN and the Grand TangoVia Buenos Aires Orchestra

The pianist César Salgán continues the legacy of his father, the legendary Horacio Salgán. Directing the Grand TangoVia Buenos Aires Orchestra, he brought back to the public -through concerts in the National Library, an Italian tour, and live recordings-an enormously valuable contribution to music: the original arrangements of the Don Horacio's famous orchestra from the '40s and '50s. These concerts also included the premiere of never-recorded compositions and arrangements by his father, music that had not been heard for decades. César Salgán and the orchestra participated in the second "Festival Buenos Aires a Roma" in September, 2008, playing an unforgettable series of concerts in the prestigious Auditorium Parco Della Musica. Part of the repertory which the orchestra played in the concerts at the National Library of Argentina can be heard in the CD "Raras Partituras 4: Horacio Salgán," released by Epsa Music. This was the fruit of a collaboration between TangoVia Buenos Aires and the National Library.

Those concerts were part of a year-long project honoring Horacio Salgán, which included the digitalization from the Salgán's own archive many of his hand-written compositions and arrangements. Eight of these works where published in the book "Arreglos para orquesta típica: Tradición e innovación en manuscritos originales" ("Arrangements for Tango Orchestra: Tradition and Innovation in Original Manuscripts"), published by TangoVia Buenos Aires and the National Library of Argentina.
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