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Carl Algermissen, Piano  |  Ethan Lazarus, Cello

compelling  |  passionate  |  original

Grand Tango was created with the goal of bringing audiences new piano and cello performances featuring original arrangements of the music of Astor Piazzolla.

Music With A Mission: March 13th, 2020

Ethan Lazarus and Carl Algermission are being featured for a full-length concert at Good Shepherd Church.

Date: Friday, March 13th, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

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New CD Release: Street Tango

Now available for purchase and streaming from all major services.

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New Recordings

Primavera Portena

Schindler’s List

Memory (Okuborito)

Milonga Picaresque

Street Tango

Popular Videos

Street Tango, Astor Piazzolla  (Denver, November 8th, 2017)

Prayer, from “Jewish Life” by Ernst Bloch (Denver, November 8th, 2017)

Zita (Music With a Mission, Centennial, October 23rd, 2015)

For 36 years, Carl Algermissen and Ethan Lazarus have been performing together, bringing their unique sound to audiences, and introducing the music of Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla to two instruments he rarely composed for: piano and cello.

Piazzolla’s musical style, a ‘fusion’ of the tango tradition with classical and jazz elements, inspired Mr. Algermissen and Mr. Lazarus to take this phenomenal music and make it their own.  The result of these effort led to their debut professional recording, Evenings with Astor, a compilation of 12 original arrangements, and their latest CD, Street Tango, released in 2018.

Enjoy your visit to, and learn to love the music of Astor Piazzolla.