Folias to play in museum concert series

Folias to play in museum concert seriesThe Maturango Museum will conclude its 2018-19 concert series with a performance by the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery.

The Michigan-based husband and wife team will present a program of original music influenced by Argentine tango, Astor Piazzolla and South American folk songs.

Folias Duo’s 15-year collaboration has taken this nomadic duo to stages throughout the United States and around the globe including Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina and Chile.

“They have a fearless approach to developing new compositions for flute and guitar, an expertise for arrangements of Argentine tango, and a passion for South American folk, jazz and world music,” said a spokesperson.

Robert Schulslaper of 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 …evocative,” while Todd Gorman of American Record Guide calls the Folias Duo “daring in self-written music” and with “a nice touch of originality.”

Tickets ($20 for general admission and $5 for child 12 and younger) are available in the museum store or online, shop.maturango.org.

Pictured: Andrew Bergeron and Carmen Maret

Story First Published: 2019-05-31