The ASHEVILLE TANGO ORCHESTRA Appearing Wed Jul 1st 2015 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $12 
($8 for dancers)
 Since 2010 the ATO has dedicated itself to providing authentic live tango music for dancers and aficionados, performing classic Argentine dance sets and original cortinas arranged by Michael Luchtan.

 The lineup, inspired by the classic tango Sextet Tipico, has varied over the years but the current incarnation features Gina Caldwell and Lew Gelfond on violins, Ryan Kijanka on bass, Micheal Jefry Stevens on piano, Franklin Keel on cello, vocalist Michael Luchtan and Patrick Kukucka on bandoneon, the iconic tango concertina. 

The ATO recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to maintain the momentum of the group, including ensuring a stable rehearsal space, recording a demo and obtaining new arrangements.