Ultima Tango, Ute’s Homage to Astor Piazzolla

Ute returns in a unique collaboration with five virtuoso Tango experts from Buenos Aires.

This show had its world premiere at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, with some of the musicians in the Astor Piazzolla Sextet, original veterans who toured the world with Astor in the 1980’s. Ute and the group embarked on a European Tour in the fall. The show is a firework of Tango and celebrates Piazzolla’s work in 6 different languages, though sung mainly in the native Argentinian tongue. Ute Lemper embraces the passion of this culture with true magic and integrity. She brings her blood and soul into every word and note of this vibrant repertoire and makes it her own.

Ute Lemper celebrates 100 years of Astor Piazzolla
and her world of music inspired by him

Bandoneon: Victor Villena
Violin: Cyril Garac
Piano: Vana Gierig
Bass: Romain Lecuyer
Percussion and guitars: Idriss Agnel

The video below, “Balade Para Mi Muerta”, was recorded in 2005 in Buenos Aires at the Gran Rex, featuring Ute’s band along with Pablo Mainetti on Bandoneon.

Click here to download a pdf with details of the original concert format.

Parte I
– Verano porteño (pieza instrumental)
– Michelangelo 70 (pieza instrumental)
– Yo Soy Maria
– Balada para mi Muerta
– Che Tango Che
– Chiquilin de Bachin
– Parajos Perdidos
– Tango Ballade aus “Die Dreigroschenoper”(Brecht)
– Preludio para el año 3001
– Balada para un Loco

Parte II
– Romance del diablo (pieza instrumental)
– Libertango (pieza instrumental)
– Amsterdam
– Ne me quitte pas
– As Ilhas
– Oblivion
– Muralla de China
– Soledad
– La última Grela