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Ian Maksin and Ani Gogova are back in Chicago with their debut album “TANGO PLUS”

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International Cello and Piano Duo to Present Their Debut CD-Release with members of Joffrey Ballet and Tango 21


After an array of sold-out and critically-acclaimed performances at the Chopin Theatre last spring and a European summer tour, iAN&ANi (cellist Ian Maksin and pianist Ani Gogova) are back in Chicago presenting the release of their debut collaboration album “TANGO PLUS” featuring their own new renditions of Astor Piazzolla’s classics “Adios Nonino”, “Oblivion”, “Milonga del Angel” as well as the world premiere of “Memory Tango”, a new work by Chicago composer Ilya Levinson. In addition, the new CD contains passionate music of Alberto Ginastera, Manuel De Falla, Maurice Ravel and Rodion Shchedrin.


The Chicago CD-release celebration performance will take place at the Old Town School of Folk Music on October 10, at 8:30 PM, admission is free. iAN&ANi will perform works from the new CD and will be joined by special guests – leading Chicago dancers Abigail Simon, Lucas Segovia, Kara Zimmermann (courtesy of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago), Jorge Niedas and Liz Sung of the Tango 21 Dance Company, as well as soprano Marisa Buchheit who also holds the title of Miss Chicago 2012. Under the direction of legendary Argentine choreographer Jorge Niedas, they will present a unique fusion of dance and live music.

October 10, 2012, 8:30PM,

Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Tickets: FREE ADMISSION! For additional details visit www.ian-ani.com.

iAN&ANi is a Chicago-based international cello-piano duo comprised of Russian cellist Ian Maksin and Bulgarian pianist Ani Gogova. They both have performed around the globe as soloists and now join forces to create a new kind of synergy, combining their artistic vision to deliver a unique interpretation of a great array of musical works. In their debut collaborative CD project TANGO PLUS, iAN&ANi explore the theme of tango, flamenco and other electrifying and passionate rhythms of Latin America and Spain bringing a new dimension to the concept of cello-piano duo.

Founded in 1957, the Old Town School of Folk Music provides a wide range of music, dance, theater, and visual arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

The School’s critically acclaimed concerts showcase some of the finest and most diverse local and touring artists in their intimate and acoustically superb hall. Ticket prices remain among the most affordable in the city and special events such as the Square Roots Festival and World Music Wednesdays make music accessible to all with free and reduced-priced programs. www.oldtownschool.org


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