Oscuro Quintet

When five forward thinking classical musicians unite, using unique combinations of instruments to take their genre to the next level, it may be a good idea to listen.  On Canvas caught their performance at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia.  The Oscuro Quintet is a modern “supergroup” of sorts, ushering in the evolution of tango while respecting its traditional roots.   The five international members incorporate guitar, grand piano, violin, bandoneon, double bass, accordion and more in their creative brand of contemporary tango.  The talented collective has rapidly become one of the most original and acclaimed tango ensembles on the East Coast.  A musical collage of classically trained, adventurous souls pushing tango to where it’s never been before: that is the Oscuro Quintet.

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On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.

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