Sexteto Tangótica


Classical tango with passion, temperament and melancholy, performed by a sextet.

Sexteto Tangótica is a classical tango orchestra from Sweden and has been operating since 2004.
The orchestra has appeared in performances such as "Tango Exile" and "Dance around the earth, Svenne!" who both been played at the Gothenburg City Theatre. During 2005-06 Tangótica was the house band on "Tango, wine & tapas"(under the name Sexteto Espiante) at the City Theatre´s foyer.
The uniqueness of Tangóticas sound is the saxophone, which is normally not included in the classic tango. It weaves together the music while creating a modern, slightly cooler sound.
With their different backgrounds from classical music to jazz it´s only natural that they are trying to open up the tango for influences from these musical styles, however without disturbing the fundamental feeling of tango. Tangótica mixes dramatic tangos, fast paced milongas and sentimental waltzes from the Argentine tango repertoire by composers such as Osvaldo Pugliese, Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla but also writes their own material wich can be heard on their coming album. Sexteto Tangótica consists of six musicians, all established names in Gothenburg's cultural life.

Group members

Love Nilsson: saxophone, flute, dance
Bernt Willhelmsson: accordion
Cecilia Hultkrantz: violin
Jonas Franke- Blom: cello
Fredrik Bergman: double bass
Stefan Wingefors: piano

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