Academy Concerts: Todo Tango with Ada Lis Jimena
Ada Lis Jimena, mezzosoprano, is a native of Mendoza, Argentina. She earned her B.M. degree in Music Education from Music School, National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, and her M.M degree in Evaluation in Education from Playa Ancha University of Educational Sciences, Chile. She also was granted a scholarship to study and perform Art Songs with the German Coach Guillermo Opitz in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Since moving to the United States, Ms. Jimena has sung for different organizations, music companies, and festivals in Virginia, Michigan, South Carolina, and Washington, DC. Currently, Ada Lis is performing concerts, lectures, and shows about Argentina, Catalonia, and Spanish and French music. You can learn more about Ada Lis Jimena at http://adalisjimena.com/index.html
Internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, writer, historian, and arranger Tom Roberts is one of the leading exponents of early jazz piano. He's played everywhere, from New Yorks Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show to the major jazz clubs in New Orleans French Quarter.
Tom arranged and performed the music for Martin Scorsese's film The Aviator, the NPR show Riverwalk Jazz, Wynton Marsalis, and Jazz in July with Dick Hyman. He has composed new scores for many silent films, most recently for Rick Sebak and the Emmy award-winning Nebby series for WQED. Tom was also pianist and musical director for the late Leon Redbone.
Tom is the founder and conductor of the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra and creator of The Hot Club of Pittsburgh: a group where people gather in public spaces to listen to 78 rpm shellac records and hear music that they would normally never experience. You can learn more about Tom Roberts at tomrobertspiano.com
Violinist Warren Davidson is the founder and artistic director of Academy Concerts. He has performed professionally on three continents and in many styles of music. Warren and his jewelry artist wife, Donna Penoyer, listen to tango music when preparing dinner.
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