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Orquesta Z

Argentine Tango Orchestra, and

Founder of Empanada Milonga presenting live music and performances

Come celebrate our 9th year of Empanada Milonga in Berkeley, our monthly Argentine Tango Party at lovely St. Clement's in Berkeley, CA every 2nd Sunday.


at St. Clement's Berkeley

Date and Time:          Sunday, May 8, 2022,  1:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Place:                         St. Clement's, 2837 Claremont Blvd, Berkeley

Class (1:00-2:30):      Andrea Monti and Adrian Durso

                                    founder of Argentine Tango USA championship


Milonga (2:30-6:30)   Live music w/ Orquesta Z with special guest

                                    the lovely Argentine soprano Vero Freidkes

Tango DJ:                   Don An of San Jose's Dance Blvd. 


Admission:                $25 Andrea and Adrían workshop (1:00-2:30)

                                    $30 Live Music Milonga + DJ Don An (2:30-6:30) 


Reserve Tickets:       See below...choose "add to cart" then click on the cart image.



Please join our Empanada Milonga family for food, fun, and merriment in a safe indoor environment where every guest is fully vaccinated, and enjoy home-made fresh empanadas from Juan and Susan and Argentine wines donated by Orquesta Z!  A good time is guaranteed for all!  

May 8, Mother's Day. we are pleased to have for the first time in the East Bay the superb Argentine Tango maestros and organizers of the national tango championships (ATUSA) Andrea Monti and Adrian Durso.  Class size limited to 32 participants for this special 90 minutes workshop.  Learn what it takes to be a champion dancer by the very best Argentine tango teachers in the Bay Area!

We also welcome back guest singer Vero Freidkes from Buenos Aires who  joins Orquesta Z on two traditional Argentine tangos, plus the world premiere of a new tango by Orquesta Z "Bella Flor"

You may order tickets in advance using PayPal below.  Be sure to send us a copy of your vaccination record to: [email protected] or bring your proof to the admissions desk.  Masks indoors are recommended per CDC guidelines.   

Class + Milonga (both)
Andrea & Adrian Class Only (1:00-2:30)
Milonga (2:30-6:00) (only)

Please email copy of proof of vaccination to [email protected]

Strict Covid Protocols:

1. All participants must show proof of full vaccination against Covid to be admitted.

2. Vulnerable should wear masks indoors.  N95 or KN95 preferred.

3. Everyone will have their temperature taken. No one with fever allowed.

4. Outdoor patio for refreshments without masks okay.

After 18 months of Covid-19 shutdown, we are pleased to begin our monthly milonga at the lovely St. Clement's as we begin our 9th year of presenting live Argentine tango in Berkeley on each 2nd Sunday of the month, featuring Orquesta Z or a guest tango band if we are touring.

Thank you our tango friends and family for supporting our non-profit endeavors for so many years and supporting Argentine tango in the Bay Area!

Our Special  Milonga this Sunday, May 10, 2022 features an hour of romantic, live music by the original Orquesta Z Trio of Colleen Henry (piano), Sandy Schniewind (bass), and Ben Jong (bando/vocals). As a treat, we will perform tangos new and traditional selected from Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Rome, and Tokyo, including a special set of Piazzolla tangos.

Our pre-milonga special 1.5 hour workshop featuring, for the very first time in the East Bay, Adrea Monti and Adrian Durso, organizers of the Argentine Tango USA Championship this coming July 7-10 in San Jose.

2022 EMPANADA MILONGA\ (Orquesta Z or musical guest)

Sunday, May 8, 2022        St. Clement's Berkeley with Andrea & Adrián (founders of ATUSA )

Sunday, June 12, 2022.    St. Clement's Berkeley with special guests to be announced

Sunday, July 10, 2022.     Closed for ATUSA.  See 

Sunday, July 17, 2002.     St. Clemen't's Berkeley with guest instructor world champion Lorena Gonzáles    Cattáneo and her partner Gaston.

Sunday, Aug 14, 2022.     St. Clement's Berkeley with special guests to be announced

Orquesta Z Quintet from 2019

                                                                                                      Orquesta Z

(photo by Frank Tapia)

Also many thanks to our local sponsors:

Mechanics Bank in Orinda, where Orquesta Z has banked its entire existence and we are in love with the staff of the Orinda branch, where they are instrumental in our survival, with sponsorship and service!!!

about Orquesta Z

Formed in 2011, Orquesta Z is composed of San Francisco Bay Area musicians with a love for Argentine tango. Our repertoire is rich with Golden Era Argentine tangos plus modern and original compositions from today and from around the world. The tangos we play are chosen to be interesting, engaging, and most importantly danceable!

Orquesta Z is a California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation formed to teach, perform, and present the dance and music of Argentine tango and the world to our multi-cultural constituency.


Colleen Henry - piano

Sandy Schniewind - double bass

Bendrew Jong - bandoneon/vocal