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The Oblivion Project, formed in 2003, is dedicated to the exploration and performance of the over 3000 Nuevo Tango works of Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla. For the past decade, musicians from all across the Americas have collaborated to explore and share the uncompromisingly unique, unequivocally attractive language of Piazzolla’s tangos. It is based in the musical crossroads of Cleveland.
The group is now blazing trails and carrying the sound-world of Piazzolla with them on their eighth tour of the Midwest. This comes on the heels of several successes, including a sold-out debut at Severence Hall with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, a residency with the nationally-acclaimed Contemporary Youth Orchestra, and a slew of other performances both educational and entertaining at a variety of venues.
This “tight band of musical adventurers” includes graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music, the New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, the Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Germany, and other notable institutions. Individually, Oblivion Project performers have played as ensemble members andas featured soloists with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Erie Philharmonic of Pennsylvania, and the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra of Cleveland. They have collaborated with artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Randy Brecker, Dave and Chris Brubeck, Gil Shaham, Gabriela Montero and Jamey Haddad.