Date(s) - 11/16/2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Memorial Opera House
DUO SEQUENZA TO PERFORM IN CELEBRATION OF INDIANA’S BICENTENNIAL
Flute & classical guitar ensemble launches its three concert season of chamber music
Duo Sequenza will be performing at the Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Avenue on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 pm in “Around the World in 1816,” the first concert of its Opera House series, “Indiana Bi-Sequenz-ennial!” Each concert features repertoire with fascinating Indiana connections.
Comprised of Debra Silvert, hailed as a “gem of a flutist,” and classical guitarist Paul Bowman, critically acclaimed as being “among the best guitarists in the world,” Duo Sequenza’s dynamic performances have received enthusiastic acclaim from audiences throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Honored by the National Flute Association to perform at its Annual Convention in San Diego this summer, their November 16 concert will consist of music chosen to provide an historical musical context for Indiana’s inauguration as our 19th state.
The Midwest Premiere of ‘Crystal Healing” by Gary Schocker will be featured. This work was written to commemorate the 200th year of a rare four-keyed crystal flute built by Claude Laurent in Paris. Fewer than 124 of these instruments are believed still in existence, with only 20 or so of those privately held. Debra Silvert is one of only three flutists in the world performing on a Laurent flute. A duo sonata by G.P.A. Gatayes, close friend of the infamous Jean-Paul Marat, will also be performed on the historic instrument.
The concert will include Joan Tower’s “Snow Dreams” to pay homage to 1816 as the globally catastrophic “year without a summer.” Opera Excerpts from Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” in an original early 19th century arrangement for flute and guitar by Philip Ernst, and a truly virtuosic Mauro Giuliani sonata will complete the program.
Tickets are on sale now at the Memorial Opera House Box Office, (219) 548-9137 or online at https://tickets.mohlive.com/