Now that warm weather has returned, it’s time for some outdoor fun. Making their Yuba-Sutter debut, the Folias Duo will present a program of all original classical music for flute and guitar influenced by Argentine tango, Astor Piazzolla, jazz and world music. The duo, Andrew Bergeron and Carmen Maret, are performers, composers and music educators based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For the past fifteen years, this husband and wife duo has established themselves as one of the world’s premier composer/performer ensembles for flute and guitar.
The concert will be held on Saturday, June 22. A reception will be held in the courtyard starting at 5:30 pm followed by the concert at 7 in The Burrows Theater, 630 E Street in Marysville. General admission tickets are $15 which includes appetizers. Wine and beer will be available. Free parking is available on the side streets and in the adjacent Umpqua Bank and Bank of America parking lots.
As both tango dancers and tango musicians, Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo have performed at tango milongas and taught musicality classes featuring their own “Golden Era” tango arrangements since 2003.
Having composed more than fifty original compositions for this intimate combination, Folias Duo’s performances have taken them to venues throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Bergeron and Maret have a fearless approach to developing new repertoire, an expertise for Argentine tango, and a passion for South American folk. As Fanfare Magazine writes: “Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron are facile players…they draw on tango rhythms and melodies sometimes; at other times they write with a scenic sensitivity, mysterious, charming and evocative.”
In addition to their adventurous touring schedule, Folias Duo has established a reputation as one of the premier flute and guitar performer-composer duos in the studio. With six albums, including their most recent, Dreaming to Live, the duo champions original classical music and enjoys sharing their flair for multiple musical genres.
Come support live music in the community and hear two great and very gifted musicians.