Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra
The goal of the all-volunteer Community Orchestra is to revitalise the folk tradition of tango music as a live accompaniment for social dance. Since its first performance at the 2010 Fishnet Fete, this 20-piece orchestra has also appeared at Glen Echo Ballroom, Colvin Run Dance Hall, the Warner Theatre, Artisphere, Terrapin Tango Festival, Milonga Zandunga, and other local milongas and festivals. Our local director is Brett Lemley. Tom Kenney coordinates rehearsals and manages the performance schedule.
Join the Orchestra
If you are a musician in the Washington, DC area and would like to get involved in playing tango music for social dancers, please contact Rehearsal Coordinator Tom Kenney at with a brief summary of your experience, your instrument, and your availability to rehearse on Tuesday evenings.