Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Tango Night With Free Outdoor Dance Lessons and Concert

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The July 6 event featured outdoor tango lessons and a performance by Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble.

Westbury Arts continued its 2017 Summer Arts & Concert Series with a tango-themed event, featuring outdoor tango lessons and a concert by Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble. The fun-filled evening took place on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 PM in the Piazza Ernesto Strada, located on the corner of Post Ave and Maple Ave in downtown Westbury. It was the second in a series of 11 events slated to take place in the Village of Westbury this summer.

“Westbury Arts is thrilled to bring the Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble to our 2017 Summer Arts & Concert Series,” said Julie Lyon, Westbury Arts Board President. “We strive to bring music of all genres to our community and this group represents a rare style of chamber music originating in France. The added bonus of a tango demonstration and dance lessons make this an exciting evening for everyone.”

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble is a well-known quintet of a flute, a harp and strings. The quintet was founded in 2002 by flutist Sherry Shorrock in order to expose and develop Harp quintet music. Join Bradley Bosenbeck, Veronica Salas, Bernard Tamosaitis, Karen Lindquist and Sally Shorrock at this Summer Fiesta! Enjoy the many emotions of Latin jazz, the passion of classical music and a Hollywood sound with The Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble. Their innovative program includes classical music, Latin, light jazz, pop and a hint of the gilded age. There were free tango lessons available during the performance.

The 2017 Westbury Summer Arts and Concert Series is sponsored by the Incorporated Village of Westbury and Westbury Arts. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council.

Check out our full list of events for more information on the Summer Arts & Concert Series.