Hard Tango by JP Jofre

Hard Tango by JP Jofre

Smith Opera House

$25.00 per ticket


THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021 – 7:30PM
Smith Opera House or Livestream

Argentinean bandoneonist JP Jofre returns by popular demand with his “Hard Tango.” Join JP and GMF artists-in-residence for a Latin-infused evening!

JP Jofre, bandoneon
Geoffrey Herd,
violin; Ken Meyer, guitar; Greg Robbins, bass; Esther Park, piano

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*The program is subject to change
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About the Artists

Esther Park

Pianist Esther Park has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals across the United States as well as Asia and major European cities. Ms. Park has appeared as soloist with many orchestras such as Houston Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, Corpus Christi Symphony, Filharmonia Pomorska (Poland), Orchestra Filarmonica (Romania), Shanghai Philharmonic,  Shreveport Symphony, the Juilliard Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony. Ms. Park is the winner of the 2013 Jose Roca International Piano Competition and… Read more

Geoffrey Herd

Violinist Geoffrey Herd leads a varied and impactful career as a soloist and chamber musician, innovative artistic director and dedicated pedagogue. He has performed throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia at venues such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Art in Boston and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as well as at universities and conservatories globally. An avid chamber musician, Dr. Herd has collaborated with leading musicians including Ettore Causa, Jinjoo Cho,… Read more

Gregory Robbins

American conductor Gregory Robbins enjoys a diverse career as a performer, educator, bassist, and arts advocate.   He has held positions as Associate Conductor of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony (2014-16), Music Director of the Delphi Chamber Orchestra (2011-2018), and Director of the Young Artists Philharmonic (2013-2019), a regional Youth Orchestra based in Greenwich, CT. In the Fall of 2019 he began an appointment as Conductor of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra in southern California. As… Read more

JP Jofre

Native from San Juan, Argentina, Juan Pablo Jofre Romarion aka JP Jofre,  is an award-winning bandoneon player and composer.Mr. Jofre has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by Great Performers at Lincoln Center. His music has been recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, 16 Grammy winner Paquito D’ Rivera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and choreographed/performed by ballet-star Herman Cornejo (Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theatre)… Read more

Kenneth Meyer

The Washington Post refers to Kenneth Meyer as, “A thinking man’s guitarist – he focuses on the inner structure of a piece…and plays with impressive gravity and power.”   The Buffalo News has called him, “Impeccably articulate with superb technique.”   In addition to winning the national top prize at the MTNA Collegiate Artist Competition, Meyer’s commitment to the music of his generation’s leading composers has garnered awards from the Barlow Endowment, Argosy Foundation and… Read more