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QuinTango Releases First New Album in Nearly a Decade  

an album cover with 6 musicians on it, each one holding their instrument, they are wearing formal dresses and suits, the cover reads Obsession
On June 3, QuinTango will release its first new album in 8 years. (Photo courtesy QuinTango)

ALEXANDRIA, VA–On June 3 at 7:30 PM Alexandria’s own tango band QuinTango celebrates the release of their latest album, OBSESIÓN, and the birthday of founder, director and violinist Joan Singer at Old Town Alexandria’s Lyceum.

The award-winning, classically-trained sextet ( will perform music from their new album, including original tangos by Grammy-nominated composer and band member Emmanuel Trifilio and bassist Ali Cook, music of Astor Piazzolla, and classic tangos. Cake and a champagne toast for Director Singer’s 80thbirthday follows the concert.

Singer founded the internationally known tango group in 1998.  They have given a Command Performance at the White House, played at Lincoln Center Plaza in New York, and completed fourteen international tours, including ten with Fans & Friends.

Singer has also been an active member of the Alexandria arts community since her arrival here in 1976 and currently serves on the board of the Alexandria Arts Alliance. Thus, it is no surprise that her group works in Alexandria City Public Schools and with the Alexandria Library focuses on community building through the arts.

QuinTango’s music is streamed worldwide, over 20,000 times a week; their last album was released in 2014, so this new release has been long-awaited and much anticipated. The CD will be on sale at the celebration on June 3 and will be available on the QuinTango website and on Spotify in the near future.  For those unable to attend, the concert will be livestreamed.

Performing on the CD are Sasha Mikhlin, violin; Joan Singer, violin; Susanna Mendlow, cello; Ali Cook, double bass; Julie Huang Tucker, piano; Emmanuel Trifilio, bandoneon.

Tickets for the OBSESIÓN celebration are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.  Tickets are available at www.quintango.com on Paypal and Venmo or by mailing a check to QuinTango, 812 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria 22302.  Seats are limited.

For more information, contact Joan Singer at joan@quintango.com  or 571-241-7683.

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