Folias Duo returns to Ridgecrest

Folias Duo returns to RidgecrestThe Folias Flute and Guitar Duo will return to Ridgecrest Friday, June 8, with a performance at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery of the Maturango Museum.

This program features original classical music works by this husband-and-wife duo, Carmen Maret on flute and Andrew Bergeron on guitar. The couple are influenced by Argentine tango, Astor Piazzolla and South American folk. Their latest CD, “Dreaming to Live,” and many others will be available for purchase at the concert.

“For the past 15 years, this husband and wife duo has established themselves as one of the world’s premier composer/performer ensembles for flute and guitar,” said a spokesperson.

“Having composed more than 50 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 original compositions for flute and guitar, an expertise for Argentine tango and a passion for South American folk, jazz and world music.”

According to Fanfare Magazine, “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 … evocative.”

Tickets, $20 for general admission and $5 per child 12 and younger, are available at the museum store and online at ww.maturango.org.

Story First Published: 2018-06-01