Mission Statement

The community tango orchestra project is a response to several opportunities in tango in the early 21st century. Musicians and dance historians explain the phenomenon of Golden Era Tango music in very practical terms. The musicians were playing music constantly for dancers. In many cases, multiple gigs each night. The financial success of the orquesta … Read more…

New Users – Website Problem!!!

If you are trying to register to the website and are encountering problems please contact me There is a problem at the moment with the plug-in that handles new user activation, and I will need to create your account manually until the problem is solved.  If you’ve already created an account but it’s not activated … Read more…

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Would you like to support our mission.  The Community Tango Orchestra website, and materials are made available to tango musicians around the world free of charge, but naturally we do have costs.  Can you help? Click on the button below to send us your donation via Paypal.

Tango Orchestra Lab in Proitzer Mühle March 4-13, 2022

(deutche sehe unten) Do you play a music instrument?  Do you love tango?  Are you looking for a relaxed vacation with excellent food, beautiful bucolic setting, opportunities to dance, learn, and make music! Join us for a week of tango music and dance in the idyllic, pastoral setting of the Proitzer Mühle.  This historic waterfall … Read more…

Holiday Greetings, Holiday Music!

It’s that time of year… I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for all who have participated in and supported the Community Tango Orchestra Project.  I’m continually inspired by the great things that keep growing from this initiative. In the spirit of music making/sharing I want to share with all of you … Read more…

New Arrangement: Quejas de Bandoneon!

This one has been a while in the making!  Quejas de Bandoneon is something of a landmark piece.  For me it’s strongly connected to the orchestra of Anibal Troilo (who’s 1944 recording you can here below), though there are countless great versions, by nearly every prominent orchestra.  This dramatic tango was originally composed in 1918 … Read more…

Tango Orchestra Lab/Community Tango Orchestra Retreat 2019

2 Dates This Year! July 19-28, October 6-13 Do you play a music instrument?  Do you love tango?  Are you looking for a relaxed vacation with excellent food, beautiful bucolic setting, opportunities to dance, learn, and make music! Join us for a week of tango music and dance in the idyllic, pastoral setting of the … Read more…

Tango Orchestra Lab (Community Tango Orchestra Retreat) Oct. 14-21

Do you play a music instrument?  Do you love tango?  Are you looking for a relaxed vacation with excellent food, beautiful bucolic setting, opportunities to dance, learn, and make music! Join us for a week of tango music and dance in the idyllic, pastoral setting of the Proitzer Mühle.  This historic waterfall mill has been … Read more…

Workshop Mit Peter Reil – Berlin

  Das Berlin Community Tango Orchester veranstaltet einen Workshop mit Bandoneonist und Orchester Leiter Peter Reil.  Der Workshop konzentriert sich auf wesentliche Facetten des Tango-Stils für Orchester tipica mit speziell entwickelten Übungen / Auszügen sowie kompletten Kompositionen.Das Workshop findet sich 8-9.9. in Berlin Theaterhaus Mitte statt (Wallstrasse 32 C). Samstag 8.9. 10:00-13:00 , 15:00-18:00 Sonntag 9.9. … Read more…

About Korey

Korey Ireland is a composer, bandoneonist, and tango dancer, living in Berlin, Germany.  His passion for tango music and dance led him to form the first Community Tango Orchestra in Washington DC in 2009.  In 2010 Korey moved to Berlin where he started the Berlin Community Tango Orchestra which performs regularly at milongas in Berlin … Read more…

BCTO DiSarli Tanda

I’m posting here materials in support of the Berlin Community Tango Orchestra’s work playing a tanda of Di Sarli…I’ve offered two recordings of each piece, both of which are “danceable.”  In general, the recordings from the 40s are more often selected by experienced DJs, they reflect the orchestra in a time when the primary venue … Read more…