Prof. Jeanette Pucheu of UW/S spoke about the history of tango and life in Buenos Aires, where she lived for some years.
Carolyn Carver, violinist for the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, and I on accordion played tangos between segments of the program. Jalousie, Por Una Cabeza, La Cumparsita, La Violatera, Tango of Roses, and Piazzolla's Libertango drew applause that would not cease until long after the stage was empty.
The informality of the soiree and the personability of the speakers drew interesting comments and questions from audience members, some who had traveled for hours to attend. Enthusiastic and grateful comments for this free, open-to-the-public event spurs us to consider repeating it here at the museum or at another venue. It was a memorable evening.
Bukoski also suggested that another program might focus on "Seafarers." I can hardly wait!