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Alliance Française de Melbourne

& the boîTe present:


July 3 - Senda Florida Trio: Tribute to Astor Piazzola  


Astor Piazzolla is credited with completely revolutionising tango, incorporating elements of jazz and classical music.

He briefly lived in Paris in the mid 50s, and it was here that, after a turbulent period of stylistic vacillation, he finally committed himself to tango and embarked on a musical journey that completely changed the course of the genre.

The exceptional trio Senda Florida pay a tribute to Piazzolla through contemporary arrangements of some of his best-known works and references to the classic tangos from which he departed to create his subversive nuevo tango style.

Senda Florida are Stephen Cuttriss on bandoneon, Paloma Bica on violin and Juan Veron on guitar and vocals.



About The Boîte: Since its inception, The Boite has presented high quality acoustic concerts in intimate live music settings in venues across Melbourne and regional Victoria. Diversity is the hallmark of these concerts, providing support for hundreds of local musicians, most of whom are from recent immigrant communities. The Boîte World Music Cafe relies on the passion, skill and commitment of local supporters.




Venue and ticket info:

Where: Alliance Française, 51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Date: Wednesday 3 July
Time: Doors open at 7:30pm. Concert starts at 8pm
Tickets: Full $25 / AFM members $20. Advanced online bookings recommended as places are limited

Please check if you are logged in to receive the discount. Only one discount ticket per single or concession membership and a maximum of two discounted tickets for a family membership. Membership cards will be checked on the night.

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Stephen CuTtriss


Stephen Cuttriss is a multi-instrumentalist who divides his time between Brisbane and Melbourne. A specialist in Latin American music, he has quickly become one of Australia’s premier bandoneonists performing with the likes of the Nexas Saxophone Quartet and concert pianist, Daniel Rojas. As co-founder and creative director of the Mendoza Tango Quartet, Stephen currently performers regularly throughout Australia. He is also a central part of various tango related projects in Victoria including the Melbourne Tango Orchestra.


Paloma Bica


Paloma Bica specialises in tango after spending her early years studying classical music at the Montevideo Conservatory in Uruguay and, later, at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. She lived in Buenos Aires for 6 years, forming part of La Orquesta Escuela de Tango and performing in the rich Buenos Aires tango scene with tango luminaries China Cruel, Orquesta Sans Souci, El Arranque and La Orquesta Elvino Vardaro. Paloma's musical activities in Melbourne extend to being an active educator and performer.

 Juan Manuel Veron de astrada


Juan Manuel Veron de Astrada was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina within a musical environment surrounded by Tango and Folklore. His Artistic training comes from the Superior Conservatory of Music Manuel de Falla. Concervatorio de Musica popular E.M.P.A. and Musical Nomenclature courses of the Musicians Association S.A.D.A.I.C. Well-travelled throughout South America, he has strengthened and expanded his repertoire to encompass popular music from all over Latin America. Currently based in Melbourne, he is a vocalist in La Busca Sextet, the Melbourne Tango Orchestra, and composer and arranger in Supay Trio.



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