This Week's Nonprofit Spotlight is Quintango
What is Quintango?
With Joan Singer as the Alexandria ensemble's leader and Jennifer Rickard, Phil Hosford, Libby Blatt, and Kerry Van Laanen backing her up, Quintango has spread harmonious music to every corner of the world like the White House, Kennedy Center and Buenos Aires and France. But it is Quintango's charitable contributions, that make it extraordinary as it teaches tango to Alexandria schools and at-risk youth through its many workshops.
As a nonprofit organization, Quintange aspires to reveal the hidden lure of tango to children and adults everywhere.
Quintango Program Highlights
- Educational Activities: Quintango has taught many Alexandria elementary and middle schools through demonstrations on the history of tango, tango music, dance workshops and exhibits that show how tango was shaped by immigrants.
- Concerts: Quintango puts together both formal and family oriented concerts that range from pieces constructed by tango composing legends, Piazolla and Gardel, pieces that incorporate skilled dancers and shorter concerts that educate a multi-generational or even bilingual audience.
How You Can Get Involved With Quintango
- Donate: As a non-profit organization, Quintango needs all gifts possible in order for it to continue educating the citizens of Alexandria about tango and inspiring people everywhere to further their artistic endeavors.