Weissberg and Swete Present Gala Concert to Benefit TSKW

Purchase a Ticket

(Tickets can be picked up at the Armory prior to the performance on February 11,
or will be available on the day of the show an hour before the concert)


On February 11 at 7 pm, the passion of Nuevo Tango and the soul of classical music will come alive at the Armory when Herbert Weissberg, former principal flutist with the Vienna symphony and Alexander Swete, world-renowned classical guitarist, join together for a special musical event. Tickets are now on sale for this unforgettable gala concert and reception that benefits The Studios of Key West.

“Audience members can expect to be charmed, dazzled and taken on an exquisite musical journey,”  says Elena Devers, deputy director.  “To have these accomplished musicians perform together in the intimate setting of the Armory is truly a rare treat.”

Though the event takes its name from Astor Piazzolla, the Argentine composer who revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style called Nuevo Tango, the evening will also include selections by four composers from different parts of the world.

The first part of the evening is dedicated to music from the 18th and 19th centuries and will include selections by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Mauro Guiliani.  Selections included in the second half of the evening were chosen to highlight the similarities of feeling and expression among three of the 20th century’s great composers including Béla Bartók, Maurice Ravel, and Astor Piazzolla.

“It’s an incredible honor to have Weissberg and Swete travel from Austria to present this specially chosen repertoire,” continued Devers, “These musicians bring a profound level of technical mastery, a phenomenal depth of feeling, and decades of experience to the stage.”

To complete the magical evening, all ticket holders are invited to an elegant champagne and dessert reception in a private Old Town home following the performance.

Herbert Weissberg studied the flute with Hans Reznicek at the Vienna Music Academy, where he was a conducting pupil of Hans Swarowsky and a piano pupil of Richard Hauser.  His career has involved him in work in chamber music, as a soloist and as a conductor, with concert tours in Europe, America and the Far East, recordings and broadcast performances.

Alexander Swete is Prizewinner at several international guitar competitions such as Havana, Cuba 1988 and ARD competition in Munich, Germany 1989.  In 1991 he was awarded the First Prize in the “Concours International de Guitare” in Paris.  Successful concert tours have led him to all parts of Europe as well to USA, and he has made numerous recordings for radio and television.

There are a limited number of tickets available for this extraordinary evening that benefits The Studios of Key West.  Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at keystix.com or by calling or stopping by the Armory, 296-0458.

Purchase a ticket

(Tickets can be picked up at the Armory prior to the performance on February 11,
or will be available on the day of the show an hour before the concert)


Click below to hear Alexander Swete play La Muerte del Angel by Astor Piazzolla

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