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Lubbock Symphony Announces First Concert of the 2019-2020 Season

The Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo joins the LSO for opening weekend


LUBBOCK, TX – The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO) presents the first concert of the 2019-2020 season, Seductive Classics. Featuring the Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo, this evening of tango music brings the warmth and charm of Argentina to the Hub City. The concert, conducted by Maestro David Cho, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on September 27 and 28 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The performance will include:

  • • Leroy Anderson: Blue Tango
    • Astor Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
    • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1, Op. 39, E Minor

The concert begins with Anderson’s Blue Tango, Billboard Magazine’s number one instrumental recording of 1952. This piece brilliantly combines the seductive rhythm of tango with the unmistakable harmonies of jazz. The Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo will then join the orchestra on guitar and bandoneon to perform Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a set of four tango compositions. The evening concludes with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1, Op. 39, E Minor, which promises an emotional and memorable ending to the concert.

“This concert will be a very exciting start to the new season,” said Galen Wixson, LSO president and CEO. “We are honored to share the stage with the Bandini Chiacchiaretta duo to bring tango music to life! This performance is sure to entertain everyone in the audience. You won’t want to miss it!”

The Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo was formed in 2002 with the specific intent to reproduce Argentine music through the charm of its most representative instruments, guitar and bandoneon. Immediately the duo became an important point of reference in the international concert scene for their great communicative power and charisma. Invited by the most important festivals and theaters in the world, the duo has toured Mexico, Romania, China, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Croatia, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Czech Republic and Hungary, receiving extraordinary acclaim from critics and the public everywhere.

Tickets start at $25. Patrons can also purchase tickets to Soundbites, a pre-concert dinner and conversation with Maestro David Cho for just $30 per guest. For more information,
call (806) 762-1688 or visit


For more information, call (806) 762-1688 or visit


The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the oldest community organizations in Lubbock. Founded in 1946, LSO is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the South Plains region and is made up of professional talented musicians from all parts of the Lubbock Community. The LSO seeks to enhance the community we serve by providing quality symphonic performances and educational experiences for thousands of children across the greater Lubbock area.