June 10th, 2023 8:30pm
Performer: Folias Duo
Astronomy Speaker: TBD
Folias Duo are “facile players who draw on tango rhythms and melodies sometimes, at other times they write with a scenic sensitivity” (Fanfare Magazine). They are “daring in self-written music” (American Record Guide).
Flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo are a married couple whose unique interpersonal performer-composer collaboration of twenty years breathes new life into classical music. Folias Duo melds characteristics of European classical music with jazz, world music, and improvisation into the rhythms, contours, and textures of their meticulously crafted and scenic music. As composers and performers, they continue to test the technical and sonic possibilities of the intimate flute and guitar combination. “These two artists are top talents, almost singular within contemporary flute and guitar ensembles” (Flutist Quarterly).
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Folias Duo is a self-managed performing group that presents to classical music audiences throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. Specializing in concerts for audiences who enjoy creative, artistic, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences, the duo has appeared at notable venues such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wellspring Theater-Epic Center, St. Cecilia Music Center, Fairbanks Arts Festival, Albuquerque Museum, National Flute Association Convention, Bayfield Summer Concerts, Lick Observatory, and countless other listening rooms, library theaters, and guitar society meeting spaces.
Folias Duo has produced and released seven albums featuring original compositions and arrangements, including five albums on the Blue Griffin Recording label from 2004-2014. More recently, they released Dreaming to Live (2017) and Delicate Omens (2019) on their Folias Music label. Their forthcoming album Heartdance will be released summer of 2023 on the Folias Music label.
Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron earned Master of Music degrees from Michigan State University and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Grand Valley State University. Now, with over twenty years of experience as educators and entrepreneurs, Carmen and Andrew continue to nurture the growth of countless young musicians. They teach private lessons for flute, guitar, and composition through Folias Music School, and they are adjunct professors in music theory, music history, and music business at Aquinas College and Grand Rapids Community College.
Dr. TBD (affiliation)
Speaker bio and talk abstract to be posted when available.
Tickets can be purchased at ucsctickets.com starting April 19th, 2023 at Noon.
Join Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) and Get Tickets Early
If you’d like to purchase tickets as early as noon on April 12th, 2023, join our Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) program by March 1st, 2023. As a thank you for supporting the observatory, you’ll get special access to purchase tickets before they go on sale for the general public.
More information about tickets and pricing is available at Music of the Spheres.
|7:30 pm||Doors Open||Brief Telescope Visits|
|8:30 pm||Concert, Main Hall|
|9:30 pm||Science Talk, Lecture Hall||Telescope Viewings|
|10:30 pm||Science Talk (repeated), Lecture Hall||Telescope Viewings|
|1:00 am||Doors Close|
Gift shop is open from 7:30pm-8:30pm, and reopens after the concert until 11:30pm.
More general information about the event is available at Music of the Spheres.