Grammy Award-Winning Artist Will Perform As Part of the Distinguished Artist Series Hosted by the School of Music at Baylor University

Pablo Ziegler Trio
Pablo Ziegler Trio photo courtesy of Bernstein Artists.
Sept. 19, 2012

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2012) - The School of Music at Baylor University will host Latin Grammy award-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler and the Pablo Ziegler Trio as the first performance in this year's Distinguished Artist Series. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Roxy Grove Hall in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.

The trio blends traditional tango rhythms with jazz improvisations to create a new voice in the tango lexicon. It is extensively touring throughout the United States and abroad, playing with special guests like Claudia Acuña. Members of the trio recently performed Ettore Stratta's Symphonic Tango Project with the Presidential Orchestra of Turkey.

"The Distinguished Artist Series is the School of Music's premier set of guest artist events," said Richard Veit, the concert and promotion manager for the School of Music at Baylor University. "This series brings to campus some of the world's greatest musicians, providing Baylor students and the surrounding community with the convenience of enjoying brilliant performances without having to travel to Dallas, Austin or Houston."

Veit said that he anticipates the concert will attract many students and members from the community. "There is something of a worldwide tango renaissance at the present time, and Pablo Ziegler is in the forefront of this movement. He and the other two members of his Pablo Ziegler Trio have dazzling credentials in this genre, having performed for over a decade with the late Argentinian master of tango, Ástor Piazzolla. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear these great artists in person."

Tickets for the Pablo Ziegler Trio's concert are $15 for general admission and $10 for senior citizens and Baylor students. Tickets can be purchased at the School of Music box office in the Glennis McCrary Music Building or online at www.baylor.edu/music. A complete listing of musical artists performing in this year's Distinguished Artist Series is available at Distinguished Artist Series .

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Students thrive in a Christian environment characterized by a nurturing resident faculty, an unwavering pursuit of musical excellence, a global perspective, dedication to service, and devotion to faith. They investigate the rich musical and cultural heritage of the past, develop superior musical skills and knowledge in the present, and explore and create new modes of musical expression for the future. While preparing for future leadership roles, students join with School of Music faculty in enhancing the quality of community life, enriching the larger culture, and making Baylor a place in which heart, mind and soul coalesce.

The School of Music of Baylor University is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools. Degree programs leading to the bachelor of music education degree conform to certification requirements of the Texas Education Agency.

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