Thursday, Jan 24 from 12:30 – 2 pm, the Mona Shores Performing Arts Center will bring together more than 100 high school musicians to participate in clinic with acclaimed musicians from nuevo tango musicians of The Oblivion Project.
Dedicated to performing the works of Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, The Oblivion Project comes to West Michigan on the heels of a sold-out debut with the Cleveland Pops and an acclaimed residency with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra. This group of top drawer musicians—including violin, cello, guitar, piano, bass and percussion—has collaborated with artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Randy Brecker, Dave and Chris Brubeck, and more. Piazzolla revolutionized the traditional tango, incorporating elements of jazz and classical into a style termed “nuevo tango.”
Members of The Oblivion Project will be holding a master class on stage with the orchestra students from Mona Shores, North Muskegon, and Muskegon High Schools. This will be the first time these three schools have come together for a clinic.
The event is free and open to the public to watch. Can’t make it? Go to The Block’s Facebook page where they will be broadcasting the master class on Facebook Live.
On Friday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m., The Oblivion Project will present a concert at The Block, 360 W Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon. Call 231-726-3231 or go to www.TheBlockWestMichigan.org for tickets.