History

1989

  • In 1989 Roberto Alvarez, first bandoneon of Osvaldo Pugliese´s orchestra, creates together with other musicians “Orquesta Color Tango”.

1990

  • Their debut takes place in Holland in a tour of 26 concerts.
  • In March 1990 the orchestra records its first CD “ColorTango” which is very well received in different European countries and Japan.
  • In Argentina they perform in Radio Nacional (National Radio) and become the stable orchestra of the state television channel (A.T.C).
  • They also perform in theatres such as: Municipal General San Martin, Presidente Alvear, C.C. Recoleta, Casa del Tango, Café Tortoni, Café Homero, El Mesón and many others.

1992

  • In 1992 the orchestra takes part of the gala performance in Expo-Seville together with other notable argentine artists including Julio Bocca, Eleonora Cassano and Alberto Cortés.

1993

  • In March 1993, they return to Europe touring Italy and The Netherlands. Once again in Italy, during the month of September, they participate in the festival “Musical September” in the Teatro Reggio, Torino and the “South American Musical Festival of Portofino”.

1994

  • March 1994 finds them on their third tour around Italy (Genoa, Bologna, Milan) with their show “Tangueros”.
  • That year, in Argentina, they are nominated by the Asociación de Cronistas de Espectaculos for their CD “A Toda Orquesta”.

1995

  • In March 1995 they return to Italy, this time touring to 11 cities and adding Paris. In June they tour in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil with the very successful show “Una noche en Buenos Aires” together with singer Eduardo Espinoza.
  • End of October, they arrive to Norway and Sweden to take part in the “Verden y Norden” festival (Oslo). In Sweden they perform in Stockholm, Uppsala and Sala with the show “Con Este Tango” and the tango dancers C. Códega and E. Moreno. In December 1995 they record a new CD for the collection “Timeless Tango” (recording label Forever Music, in Miami).

1996

  • In March 1996 the orchestra takes “Tangueros” to Italy and open a new show called “Milonga Boulevard” based on the story “Las puertas del cielo” (Heavens doors) by writer Julio Cortazar. This last show included tango dancers : Pepito Avellaneda, Suzuki, Teté,Maria, Alejandro Aquino and Mariachiara Michieli.
  • June of that same year takes them to Japan with famous tango dancers Juan Carlos Copes and Maria Nieves, Elsa Maria, Nélida and Nelson and Carlos Rivarola.
  • In October , they perform in different cities around Holland and Belgium together with singer Abel Córdoba.

1997

  • During February and August, they carry out a tour for 20 cities of Italy.
  • Back in Buenos Aires they will perform in historical places such as La Ideal and T. Tasso Cultural Centre.

1998

  • In 1998 a new CD, “Color Tango…Con Estilo”.
  • In February, they travel to New York with their show “Milonga Boulevard”.

1999

  • In March 1999, 11 shows in Holland with dancers Ricardo and Nicole and singers Daniel Cortés and Viviana Vigil.
  • They perform in Switzerland during the month of July in the festival “Tango Stadt Zurich” together with Quintet Real and R. Mederos.

2000

  • With the turn of the century, they start working on new musical arrangements and in April they present their new CD “Con Estilo Para Bailar- Vol 2” with Leopoldo Federico as guest.
  • They have an active participation in the International Tango Festival in Buenos Aires.

2001

  • In March 2001 their two last CDs are edited in Berlin by Oriente Musik music label in a double CD format.
  • In April, they tour in Switzerland, Germany and Turkey with great success.
  • In July they travel to Los Angeles (USA) to perform at the “Tango Fireworks 2001 Festival”.
  • In December they travel to Holland, their fourth visit to this country, to play in “Tangomagia 2001”.

2002

  • On July 2002, they visit Dallas (USA) invited by the City Hall and they also work in Los Angeles (“Tango Fireworks 2002”).
  • December takes them to Amsterdam : “Tangomagia 2002”, Stockholm, Copenhagen and five cities in Italy. In this extensive tour they pay homage to Maestro Osvaldo Pugliese.
  • In October they perform in honour of Maestro Osvaldo Pugliese in Montevideo together with Lidia Pugliese (the Maestro’s life partner) and singer Abel Córdoba.
  • They participate in “World Tango Festival” in Buenos Aires becoming one of the principal attractions.

2003

  • During March 2003, they participate in the “International Tango Festival of Buenos Aires”, teaching the “Pugliese style” at the C.C. Gral. San Martin (Sala AB). They close the festival at the “Gran Milonga de la Calle Corrientes”.
  • They perform during the opening and closing ceremony of the international festival “CITA 2003”.
  • They also take part in the live recording of radio station Radio 2×4 and play in a charity event at the Luna Park Stadium.
  • They travel to USA and Canada in July to play in Dallas, Los Angeles (“Tango Fireworks Festival 2003”) and “International Tango Festival in Montreal”.
  • Towards the end of that month they travel to Zurich and take part of the tango festival “Zurcher Tangowoche”, there they conduct a seminar and two concerts, one of them during the closing ceremony of the festival.
  • During August and September they present their very successful CD called: “Tango a Pugliese” at the C.C. T. Tasso.
  • In October they perform in the “World Tango Festival” taking place in Buenos Aires.
  • In November they travel to Europe for a series of concerts in Saarbrucken, Munich, Karlsruhe, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Turin, Milan, Basel and Arnhem. During this tour they conduct the seminar “The History of Tango” in all these cities and they present their new CD with the contents of the seminar called “A History of Tango”.
  • During December they travel to Montevideo, Uruguay to take part in the II Tango Seminar organised by the Universidad de la República.
  • In Buenos Aires they perform a homage for Osvaldo Pugliese at the C.C. de la Cooperación where a bust is uncovered by Pugliese´s wife.

2004

  • In February 2004 they take up their activities performing at the typical milongas and they travel to the south of the country, province of Rio Negro to perform in the city of Gral. Roca.
  • In March they participate in the VI Festival of Buenos Aires Tango presenting “Corazoneando” a musical show with text and choreography reflecting the style and thought of Maestro Pugliese in now a day tango. The texts are narrated by Roberto Alvarez and actor Franklin Caicedo, sung by Abel Córdoba and Julio Balmaceda together with Corina de la Rosa dance.
  • Once again they take part in CITA (Cosmotango) performing during the opening and closing ceremony of the festival wich took place in Palacio San Miguel.
  • In April they travel to Europe for a series of concerts in Munich, Berlin, Chemnitz, Padova, Cesena, Torino (Torino Tango Festival) and Copenhagen.
  • During May and June they play oftenly in “milongas” of Buenos Aires.
  • In July they carry out a new tour of concerts for Europe, visiting Tarazona, San Sebastian, Sasso Marconi (Bologna Tango Festival 2004), Grosseto, Scandiano, Castelnovo Ne’ Monti and Zurich (“Zurcher Tangowoche 2004”).
  • Also in July, they travel to Santiago de Chile and play a show during the classificatory stage of the “II Mundial de Tango”.
  • During October and November they travel again to Europe performing at Tango Festivals and important Theatres in Rotterdam, Teramo, Gent, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Nimes, Avignon, Brussels (“Beltango Festival”), London, Karlsruhe, Milan (“1º Milano Tango Festival”), Padua, Munich, Hasselt (“Festival Noches a Media Luz”), Schloss Elmau (Tango Festival), Vienna (Concert en Radiokulturhaus, Ö1- ORF), Dresden, Koblenz and Baden-Baden.
  • In December they Travel to Medellin (Colombia) performing in the Teatro Metropolitano de Medellín during the tribute “70 años sin Gardel”.

2005

  • In March 2005 they take part again in the Bs As Tango Festival performing at the open air closing milonga for crowded of people dancing on the street.
  • In March/April they travel again to Europe performing at Turin (“Torino Tango Festival”), Rome, Naples, Lorrach, Bettembourg (“3º Festival du tango rioplatense”), Berlin, Ljubljana (“1º International Tango Festival Slovenia”), Padua, Paris (“11º Festival Couleurs Tango”), Chemnitz (“Festival Tango mi Amor”), Nuremberg and Ludwigsburg.
  • In June they travel to Uruguay performing in Montevideo and Tacuarembó.
  • In July they travel to Canada performing in Toronto and in Montreal (“International Tango Festival Montreal 2005”).
  • In August, September and October they play often in Argentina performing in Sunchales, Cañada Rosquin, Rosario (Pcia. de Santa Fe), Rio Grande (Pcia. de Tierra del Fuego), Gral. Roca (Pcia. de Rio Negro) and Rio Cuarto (Pcia. de Córdoba).
  • They present in October their new CD “Pugliese Inédito”, based on 10 unedited compositions from Maestro Osvaldo Pugliese, plus 5 new tangos composed by members of Color Tango de Roberto Álvarez.
  • In October/ November they travel again to Europe performing at Warsaw (“Pasja Tango” Festival), Avignon, Milan, Rome, Naples, Stockholm, Bremen, Graz and Brescia.
  • In December they play at C.C. San Martin taking part of the Tribute to Maestro Osvaldo Pugliese, in the day of the 100 years birth anniversary.

2006

  • Color Tango started the year performing in the IIX Buenos Aires Tango Festival.
  • On March the orchestra participated in the first edition of “Festival Internacional: Tango frente al mar” in Florianópolis, Brazil.
  • On May they toured around Europe participating in the “Internacional Tango Festival of Lisboa”, “International Tangofestival Berlin 2006” and the “4th Tangocamp Greece 2006”, performing also in the cities of Vienna, Rome, Hamburg and Bolonia.
  • On June they travelled to Italy and participated in the “7°Padova Tango Festival” in Padua and the “IV Tano Tango Festival” in Naples.
  • On July the orchestra performed in the “XXIII National Tango Festival” in La Falda, Córdoba, Argentina.
  • On July and August Color Tango toured around the United States participating in the show “I TANGO” in ocassion of the “Stowe Tango Fest” festival in Vermont, Washington and Nueva York. The orchestra also performed two concerts in the city of Dallas, Texas.
  • On August Color Tango released their first DVD called “En Vivo” for Típica Records label. The film includes a live concert with guest artists and interviews with the musicians. The launching included series concerts in Centro Cultural Torcuato Tasso.
  • On October the orchestra participated in the opening and closing of a new edition of the“World Tango Festival” in Buenos Aires.
  • On November they participated together with three tango couples of dancers in the show “Bien de Tango”, at ND/Ateneo Theatre in Buenos Aires.
  • On December Color Tango performed concerts in San Pablo and Curitiba, Brazil.

2007

  • On February the orchestra travelled to Florianópolis (Brazil) and participated in the “2º Festival Internacional: Tango frente al mar”.
  • On March Color Tango participated in the opening and closing of a new edition of the “International Argentine Tango Congress” (CITA-Cosmotango).
  • On May and June they toured Europe performing in Lisboa (Portugal) – “Festival de Tango de Lisboa”, Lausana (Suiza) – Les Tangofolies de Lausanne, 9th International Festival of Argentine Tango, Brescia (Italy), Verona (Italy), Rivoli (Italy), Vodingborg (Denmark), Drammen (Norway), Oslo (Norway), Dusseldorf (Germany) “Tangocamp” festival, Génova (Italy), Isla de Capri (Italy) “Capri Island World Tango Festival”, Rome (Italy) and Atenas (Greece) “Tangocamp” festival.
  • On September and October they toured around United States performing in the cities of Dallas (TX), Chicago (IL), Tampa (FL), Burlington (VT), Boston (MA) and Miami (FL), in the last three cities, taking part of the show “I Tango”, together with six couples of dancers. In Tampa (FL) they filmed the Tango History Seminar (that has been given for six years) for its edition and commercialization in DVD format.
  • All this year they performed in several different cities of Argentina such as: Campana, Junín, Bahía Blanca, Chivilcoy (Prov. de Buenos Aires), Cañada de Gómez and Rosario (Prov. de Santa Fé).

2008

  • All year they performed concerts and played at milongas in Buenos Aires and other cities of the country such as: Campana, Lobería, San Justo, La Plata, Chacabuco, Banfield, Berazategui, San Miguel, Lomas de Zamora, Los Toldos (Pcia. de Buenos Aires), Neuquén (Pcia. de Neuquen), Cañada de Gómez y Rosario (Pcia. de Santa Fe).
  • On March the orchestra participated in a new International Argentine Tango Congress (C.I.T.A. 2008).
  • On June they toured around Europe performing in Bologna, Milán, Padova (Italy), Praga (Czech Republic) “2nd Praga Tango Festival”, and “Tangocamp 2008” festival, carried out in three cities: Eretria (Greece), Halmstad (Sweden) and Dusseldorf (Germany).
  • On July they travelled to France to the “Internacional Tango Festival of Tarbes 2008”, performing concerts, playing at milongas and giving workshops. There they also gave the first performance of the show “Corazón a Corazón”.
  • On October and November the orchestra participated in the opening and closing of the “Festival Tango Intercontinental” in Buenos Aires.

2009

  • On February Color Tango travelled once again to Florianópolis, Brazil, and participated in the “4º Festival Internacional: Tango frente al mar”.
  • On July they toured around Europe performing in Toulouse (France) “1er. Tangopostale Tango Festival”, Berlin (Germany), Mantova, Milan, Padua: “10° Padova Tango Festival”, Barletta: “3rd. Barletta Tango Festival” (Italy), London (England), Palma de Mallorca and Sitges (Spain) “XVI Festival Internacional de Tango de Sitges”.
  • On August they participated in the “XI Festival de Tango de Buenos Aires” in ocassion of a Tribute to Master Osvaldo Pugliese at the Avenida Theatre.
  • On October the orchestra participated in a great performance at the Luna Park Stadium in the city of Buenos Aires.
  • On November Color Tango released their new album called “20 AÑOS”, celebrating the twenty years of the orchestra’s trajectory.
  • On December they performed at Casa Rosada (National Goverment seat), in ocassion of the celebrations for the Tango National Day.
  • As well as its usual activity in the city of Buenos Aires, the orchestra also performed in several different cities of Argentina, in the “V Festival Nacional de Tango Junín 2009” Junín, Campana, La Plata (Argentine Theatre) (Prov. de Bs. As.), Rosario, Arroyo Seco (Pcia. de Santa Fe), Junín de los Andes (Prov. de Neuquén) and Marcos Juárez (Pcia. de Córdoba).

2010

  • All year the orchestra performed concerts and played at milongas in Buenos Aires and other cities of the country such as: San Miguel, San Nicolas, La Plata, Gral. Rodriguez, Berazategui, Quilmes, Chivilcoy (Pcia. de Buenos Aires), Gral. Roca (Pcia. de Rio Negro), Santa Rosa (Pcia. de La Pampa), Comodoro Rivadavia (Pcia de Chubut), Rosario, San Jorge (Santa Fe), XII Festival de Tango de Buenos Aires, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (Pcia. de Catamarca), among others, and continued presenting the new CD “20 años”.
  • On the month of June the Orchestra travel to Medellin, Colombia for playing at “IV Festival Internacional de tango de Medellin”, performing 3 times during the festival.
  • On July the orchestra toured by Europe with presentations on Sitges (Spain) (“XVII Festival Internacional de Tango de Sitges”), Rome, Piacenza, Mantua, Udine (Italy), Moscow (Russia), y Zurich (Switzerland)(“Festival de tango TangoWoche 10”).
  • On September beggins to record a new CD for the Japanese label “Latina”

2011

  • The year beggins with a very important tour of 2 month and 41 concerts around 29 cities of Japan (Tokio, Kiryu, Kannonji, Hiroshima, Kokura, Marugame, Fukuoka, Saga, Kurume, Nagoya, Shinfuji, Kakegawa, Numazu, Kanazawa, Okayama, Chiba, Hitachinaka, Sendai, Kushiro, Sapporo, Tomakomai, Hakodate, Kanagawa, Kobe, Yokkaichi, Kyoto, Iwaki, Hirosaki, and Toyota) sponsored by the agency Min-On Concert Association.
  • The rest of the year continued touring Argentina playing at Iguazú (Pcia de Misiones), Mar del Plata (Teatro Auditorium), La Plata (3er Tango World Championship), Florencio Varela (Pcia, de Buenos Aires), Justo Daract “Séptimo Festival Internacional de Tango en Justo Daract” (Pcia. de San Luis) among others, and also performed at milongas on Buenos Aires.
  • On June the orchestra performed at welcome and goodbye party of the “Copa America 2011” (football) at the Hilton Hotel Buenos Aires.
  • On November travel for the first time to Paraguay, playing on Asuncion city.

2012

  • During all the year continue performing at the most important milongas of Buenos Aires, also playing at Gral. Rodriguez and La Plata (Pcia. de Buenos Aires)
  • On July perform for a documental Japanese film about tango.
  • On the month of September the “Academia Nacional del Tango” perform an Homage to Maestro Roberto Alvarez and Color Tango in honor to their artistic career.
  • In October, Mtro. Alvarez receives the “Orden del Buzon” and is selected as one of the 14 major bandoneonist for participate on the homage to Anibal Troilo “ Troilo Compositor”, recording a C.D. and performing on important theaters.
  • On November the orchestra travel to Brasil for playing on “3° festival de Uberlandia” at Uberlandia, Brasil.
  • On december the Chamber of Deputies of Provincia de Buenos Aires declares Roberto Alvarez “Personalidad Destacada de la Cultura de la Provincia de Buenos Aires” honoring his artistic career.

2013

  • This year starts performing at “32° Mundial de Vuelo a Vela” at Gonzalez Chaves (Pcia. de Buenos Aires). Also perform at Mar del Plata (Pcia. de Buenos Aires) on the Teatro Auditorium and Chacabuco (20° Festival de Tango y Folclore), where Mtro. Alvarez was declarated “Ciudadano Ilustre”.
  • On Marzo Color Tango travel to Turkey for perfoming at Antalya, Ankara and Istambul (5° Tango to Istambul festival), performing concerts and the masterclass “ Una historia del tango”
  • Tambien este año realizan actuaciones en la ciudad de Rosario, Cañada de Gomez (Pcia. De Santa Fe), La Plata, Junin, Trenque Lauquen (Pcia. De Buenos Aires), General Pico, Santa Rosa (Pcia. De La Pampa).
  • En Septiempre viajan a Carmelo (Uruguay) para presentarse en el Teatro Uama.
  • Tambien en Septiembre viajan a Europa para realizar una gira por Italia Holanda y Rusia: 1st International Trieste Tango Festival, Trieste (Italy); Anton Philips Zaal, Den haag (Holland); De Oosterpoort, Groningen (Holland); Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven (Holland); Concertgebouw De Doelen, Rotterdam (Holland); Rasa, Utrecht (Holland); Paradiso, Amsterdam (Holland); EMUP Teatro de conciertos “COSMOS” Ekaterinburg (Russia).

2014

  • En febrero viajan nuevamente a Turquia actuando en el Festival “Tango to Istanbul”, en la ciudades de Estambul, Adana, Ankara, Eskisehir y Samsun. En la actuación de la ciudad de Adana, realizan el estreno mundial del proyecto “Orquesta Color Tango de Roberto Álvarez & Orquesta Sinfónica” junto a la Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Cukurova (Çukurova Devlet Senfoni Orkestrasi) con la dirección de Tolga Tavis.
  • En agosto viajan a la ciudad de San Pablo (Brasil) para actuar en la Milonga de Gala, Club Homs.
  • En octubre realizan una actuación para el ciclo Tango Pasion Nacional en la TV Publica Argentina.
  • En noviembre viajan a Suiza para actuar en Zurich, Berna y Basel, “Primer Internacional Tango Festival Tangobale”.

2015

  • Por tercer año consecutivo viajan a Turquia actuando en Estambul (Volkswagen Arena), Eskisehir, Antalya y Bursa donde presentan nuevamente su programa sinfónico en esta ocasión junto a la Orquesta Sinfónica de Bursa (Bursa Bölge Devlet Senfoni Orkestrasi), realizándose un concierto con la conducción del director invitado Stefano Mazzoleni, en la sala “Atatürk Kongre Kültür Merkezi” de la ciudad de Bursa. El concierto, de una hora de duración, fue filmado por TRT AVAZ, el canal de televisión estatal de Turquía, y emitido completo en el programa “Klasik Esintiler”.
  • En junio viajan a la ciudad de Medellin, Colombia, para actuar en el “ IX Festival Internacional de Tango de Medellín”.
  • En Argentina este año se presentan en Bahia Blanca, Festival de Baradero (Prov. De Buenos Aires); Marcos Juarez (Prov. De Cordoba); Rio Gallegos, (Prov. De Santa Cruz); Sunchales, Sauce Viejo (Prov. De Santa Fe).

2016

  • Comienzan el año presentándose en Rosario y la ciudad de Santa Fe (Prov. De Santa Fe).
  • Durante todo el año se presentan en reiteradas ocasiones en las milongas de la ciudad de Buenos Aires.
  • En agosto se presentan nuevamente en el Festival de Tango de Buenos Aires.
  • En octubre se presentan en la ciudad de Viedma (Prov. De Rio Negro) y también en la Sala Sinfonica (Ballena Azul) de Centro Cultural Kirchner (Ciudad de Buenos Aires).
  • En diciembre actúan en la ciudad de Mar del Plata.

2017

  • Durante todo el año se presentan en distintas milongas de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, como suelen hacer desde los inicios de la orquesta.
  • Comienzan el año presentándose en Salto (Prov. De Buenos Aires).
  • En febrero actúan en la Milonga del CCK (Centro Cultural Kirchner) de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, repiten su presentación en el mismo Centro Cultural en el mes de octubre pero en la Sala Sinfonica (Ballena Azul).
  • En mayo actúan en Marcos Juarez (Prov. De Cordoba).
  • En junio se presentan en el ciclo de conciertos del Centro Cultural Munro (Prov. De Buenos Aires).
  • En agosto se presentan nuevamente en el Festival de Tango de Buenos Aires, esta vez en el Teatro 25 de Mayo.
  • En septiembr se presentan en la ciudad de La Plata y en noviembre en Junin (Prov. De Buenos Aires).

2018

  • Comienzan el año presentándose en las milongas de la ciudad de Buenos Aires.
  • En mayo viajan nuevamente a la ciudad de Trenque Lauquen y el junio a la ciudad de Junin (Pcia. De Buenos Aires).
  • En septiembre realizan un nuevo viaje a Japon para presentarse en las ciudades de Tokio (Centro Cultural Shibuya Owada Sakura) y Okayama (Okayama City Hall).
  • En octubre viajan nuevamente a la ciudad de Chacabuco (Prov. De Buenos Aires) para actuar en el Teatro Italiano.
  • Tambien en octubre actúan como numero principal en el Concierto de Gala realizado en la ciudad de Buenos Aires (CCK, Sala Sinfónica) en el marco del 50 aniversario de la Serie Min-On y 120 aniversario de las relaciones diplomáticas entre Argentina y Japon.