Our Live Music Program is undergoing a significant restructuring, with a shift in our focus to music education and plans to partner with professional musicians in the Washington, DC area and beyond.

Our first step in this new approach will be to consult with various tango music stakeholders in the region over the next few months. If you would like to submit any ideas or suggestions, please email flora@tangomercurio.org.

 Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra (2009-2019)

To promote community building through the performance of live music by volunteer musicians, Tango Mercurio supported an all volunteer tango orchestra from 2009 to 2019. The Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra sought to revitalize the folk tradition of tango music as a live accompaniment for social dance. Consisting of 12 musicians, the Orchestra was considered a traditional tango band and played Golden Age music at milongas (tango dance parties) around the region.

Due to ongoing financial difficulties, the Orchestra could no longer continue its operations as structured under Tango Mercurio. But it will continue to entertain the local dance community independently as the DC Tango Orchestra.