"Before entrepreneurial chamber music presentations became viable, even cool – there was Camarada."
James Chute, San Diego Union Tribune
Referred to as dazzling and magnetic, Camarada has established itself as an organization of the highest quality with a wide breadth of musical specialties. In particular, tango has become an integral part of the Camarada experience, and in 2023, Tango Camarada embarked on its inaugural international Tango Tour, with concerts performed in Buenos Aires and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to present chamber music programs that ignite a lasting connection between the audience, artists, and music. Camarada’s touring season features music at the heart of Argentinian tango, a holiday spectacular featuring the jazz music of the beloved Charlie Brown classic, the love songs of Spain and the joy of a classical French program – featuring flute, viola and harp.
Tango Obsession: flute, violin, piano, double bass, tango dance
A powerful evening of tango through time.
At its roots, tango is sensuous, rhythmic and passionate - a rich mix of urban culture forged together with the influence of immigrant history. Over time, this music made its way from the streets of Buenos Aires to the greatest concert halls around the world. Tango Obsession explores a wide range of tango music through a curated time-travel experience, bringing the audience on a journey from the 1900’s all the way to Camarada’s new 2022 and 2023 commissions by Andrés Martín. Join the Camarada Tango Quartet and tango dancers Carolina Jaurena and Andrés Bravo for an unforgettable evening of passionate music, dance, and culture.
*this program is available with or without dance
"…Camarada captured the passion and sizzle of South America’s most celebrated musical export."
Ken Herman, San Diego Story
Cantos de Amor: voice, flute, guitar, piano
Camarada’s selection of enduring love songs — Cantos de Amor — offers an overwhelmingly potent blend of rapture, hopeless suffering, tenderness, and unfulfilled passion, all in the name of love. Cantos de Amor features the romantic music of Manuel Ponce, Enrique Granados, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Juan Serrano, Reveriano Soutullo & Juan Vert, Isaac Albeniz, Fernando Obradors, Manuel de Falla, Carlos Almarán, and Joseph Lacalle, and the much-loved Amapola.
Joie de Vivre: flute, viola, harp
Musique in the French style! The centerpiece of this program is the beloved Sonata by Debussy. Even more musical Joie de Vivre is featured on this program with Libby Larsen’s magical Trio for flute, viola and harp, Durand’s Premiere Valse, Ibert’s Deux Interludes and Fauré’s mesmerizing Apres Un Réve for viola.
Holiday Jingles and Jazz: Tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”:
Get your yuletide spirits soaring as San Diego icon Peter Sprague breathes new life into the soundtrack of the beloved holiday television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. First released in 1965, the album by American composer and pianist Vince Guaraldi is renowned for jazzing up the Peanuts gang’s story about the true meaning of Christmas. Celebrate with your favorite holiday classics including “O Tannenbaum” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” while grooving to “Charlie’s Overture” and “Linus and Lucy!”