Sunday 31 May 2020  |  2:30PM


There’s something intoxicating about watching a great master of the bandoneon: fingers flit across tiny buttons as the concertina fans open, inhaling and exhaling like a living, breathing organism. New York-based bandoneon virtuoso JP Jofre (from San Juan, Argentina) continues Ástor Piazzolla’s legacy, performing not only the great music of the past but also writing his own. He’s appeared in the Great Performers series at New York’s Lincoln Centre, given lectures at The Juilliard School, and performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world.

Under the artistic direction of Paul Dean and Trish O’Brien, Ensemble Q create electric performances. They join JP Jofre at UKARIA to play music by Piazzolla, Debussy, Bartók, Stravinsky and Manuel de Falla, alongside new works by Paul Dean and JP Jofre.

JP Jofre | Bandoneon
Harry Bennetts | Violin
Tobias Breider | Viola
Trish O’Brien | Cello
Paul Dean | Clarinet
Phoebe Alviz-Russell | Double Bass
Lisa Moore | Piano


Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

Première Rhapsodie

Manuel de Falla (1876–1946)
Siete canciones populares españolas

I. El paño moruno
II. Seguidilla murciana
III. Asturiana
IV. Jota
V. Nana
VI. Canción
VII. Polo

Igor Stravinsky
Suite from L’Histoire du Soldat

I. The Soldier’s March
II. Airs by a Stream
III. Pastorale
IV. Royal March
V. The Little Concert
VI. Three Dances: Tango – Waltz – Ragtime
VII. Dance of the Devil
VIII. Grand Choral
IX. Triumphal March of the Devil


Béla Bartók (1881–1945)

Romanian Folk Dances
, Sz. 56

I. Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtâ (Stick Dance)
II. Brâul (Sash Dance)
III. Topogó / Pe loc (In One Spot)
IV. Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum)
V. Román polka / Poarga Româneascâ (Romanian Polka)
VI. Aprózó / Mâruntel (Fast Dance)

Juan Pablo Jofre (b.1983)
Como el Agua
for cello and bandoneon

Paul Dean (b.1960)
New Work for bandoneon and ensemble

Ástor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
Estaciones Porteñas

Verano Porteño

Juan Pablo Jofre (b.1983)
Chamber Concerto for bandoneon, piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass

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