Debra Silvert & Paul Bowman of Duo Sequenza will pay homage to the origins of the flute and classical guitar duo … Latin America! Mark your calendars and buy your tickets early for their All Latin American Concert on Wednesday, March 16th, 2018 at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso! The night will kick off a traditional meet and greet including a cash bar and cupcakes.
Works by Latin American composers to be performed will be Astor Piazolla’s “Nightclub 1960,” from his “Histoire du Tango,” Maximo Diego Pujol’s “Suite Buenos Aires,” the beloved “Bachianas Brasilieras #5” and the lesser known “Distribution of Flowers” by Heitor Villa-Lobos, the “Sonatina Ecuatorial” by Marcelo Beltran, and Adina Izarra’s “Tres Cortos.” Two American composers utilizing Latin American themes are included on the program as well: Michael Daughtery evokes memories of the famous Desi Arnaz character, Cuban bandleader Ricky Ricardo, with his wildly unrestrained “I Loved Lucy,” and Christoper Caliendo pays homage to the tango with his heartfelt “Tristeza.” Preparing these works has been so much fun…there are some terrific things you simply must hear!
Paul and Debra both practice (in solitude) and also rehearse together, but the music never really comes alive without the LISTENER to hear it. This music designed to “Move Your Mind and Nourish Your Soul”, even if you’ve never been a classical music fan.
Speaking of news, Duo Sequenza has been honored with a performance at the National Flute Association’s Annual Convention in San Diego. Performing a World Premiere of a piece by Gary Schocker written for the 200th birthday of Debra’s Laurent crystal. (Yes, lead crystal…yes, have to be very careful with it!) 4 keyed flute. This is a very special rare flute played a little closer to home!
They are also performed David Noon’s magnificent Partita at the Convention, which many they performed at their May concert last year. They also have a World Premiere for in the “American Made” concert on at the Memorial Opera House featuring “Farlorn Alemen.” A hauntingly beautiful arrangement for alto flute and guitar by Philadelphia composer Andrea Clearfield was performed in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Paul performed a solo composition by Dorothy Hindman, “I Feel Fine,” on March 8 at Carnegie Hall. It’s a gala retrospective of Dorothy’s work celebrating her 50th birthday.