Santon –The Musical Savant ft. BostonTango Orchestra
With World-Renowned Argentinian Tango Dancers Analia Carreño and Luis Ramirez
Date: Sun., May 21, 2023
Time: Show 4:00 PM; Doors 3:00 PM
Tickets: $31 | $35
Venue: Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly, MA
Be inspired and uplifted as award-winning pianist and composer, Santon, The Musical Savant, who is blind from birth and has autism performs his original compositions on the piano, including “Seeing With My Heart” and "New Hopes in a Major Key”, and danceable pieces such as “Parkie’s Waltz” and “Samba in Nahant.” He'll sing an original song, "St. Petersburg," and surprise the audience with his performance of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”.
The program begins with a gentle and sweet tempo of Santon’s music and voice, then moves into lush melodies and irresistible rhythms of the Boston Tango Orchestra (BTO.) The BTO, comprised of a talented violinist, pianist, double bass player, and bandoneon player, shift from pure intimate lines to vigorous passages delivering uplifting tango music. The program features world-renowned Argentinian Tango Dancers Analia Carreño and Luis Ramirez performing to the sound of the BTO, showcasing an exquisite and perfect blend of high technique, musicality, and authentic feeling of the intrinsic roots of Argentine Tango.
Santon – The Musical Savant
Santon is an award-winning musician who is blind from birth and has autism. At 1.5 years old, Santon moved with his family from St. Petersburg, Russia to Massachusetts. He has Savant Syndrome, a rare condition in which people with developmental disorders, including autism, have extraordinary abilities and talent. Santon has performed with Peter Wolf, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and Natalie Merchant. He regularly plays with the BTO.
The Boston Tango Orchestra
Since 2017, the BTO have performed traditional (Golden age) and modern Argentine Tango music. The musicians carefully select, arrange, and perform for amateur and professional Tango dancers at the milongas (Argentine tango social dancing parties,) private events, and concerts throughout New England.
Argentine Tango Dancers Analia Carreño & Luis Ramirez
Choreographers, Masters, and dancers from Argentina with eighteen years of professional career as a Tango couple and more than thirty years of dance background and education are official judges of the World Tango Championship. These multiple-styled artists have achieved identity and personality in their career.
Leo Karmiy – Double Bass, Bandleader, Founding Member
Alex Roitman – Bandoneon, Music Arrangements
Gray Gafarov – Violin, Founding Member
Santon – Piano, Founding Member