Tosca Tango Orchestra

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The Tosca Tango Orchestra
Origin Austin, Texas, USA
Genres Nuevo tango, Classical Music.
Years active 1997–present
Labels Nois
Members Glover Gill
Chris Maresh
Joshua Piper
Leigh Mahoney
Sara Nelson
Ames Asbell
Tracy Seeger
Past members George François
Luis Guerra
Tom Sender
Lara Hicks
Jeanine Attaway
Erik Grostic
Jessica Valls
Michelle Schumann

The Tosca Tango Orchestra is a joint effort between various Austin, Texas based musicians. Founded by Glover Gill in collaboration with The Tosca String Quartet, Luis Guerra and Jeanine Attaway in 1997. The group performs original compositions in the nuevo tango style and has released six albums. Among these is the soundtrack to Richard Linklater’s film Waking Life which led to the group's international following.

Waking Life OST[edit]

The soundtrack was performed and written by Glover Gill and the Tosca Tango Orchestra, except for two pieces written by Frédéric Chopin and second by Julian Plaza, and was relatively successful. Featuring the nuevo tango style, it bills itself "the 21st Century Tango". The group also appeared onscreen, in animated form, in two scenes in the film.

Awards and appearances[edit]

A trip to Buenos Aires in 2000 brought them critical acclaim when they were featured artists at the 5th World Tango Summit and in 2003, the Tosca Tango Orchestra performed and recorded the Ballet Austin premiere of choreographer Stephen MillsTouch.

In September 2012, the group reunited for live performances in Austin, Texas to commemorate the 15th anniversary of their founding. Appearances included a VIP concert at the Church House Studio, a live performance on KUT radio's Eklektikos show, and a large public concert at the Scottish Rite Theater.


The Tosca Tango Orchestra has released six albums so far.

Studio albums[edit]

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