Duo Orfeo @ Woods Hole Public Library
When: Sat Jan 19th
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Woods Hole Public Library | 581 Woods Hole Road | Woods Hole
The Woods Hole Public Library will present a concert of classical guitar music by Duo Orfeo on Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 at the Library.
Performing an eclectic repertoire on both classical and electric guitars, Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker as Duo Orfeo draw inspiration largely from the under-explored byways of the Western musical tradition both past and present, ranging from Renaissance lute and French Baroque harpsichord music to compositions by modern composers including Federico Mompou.
Duo Orfeo perform their repertoire on classical guitars with an approach inspired by the tradition of Andrés Segovia (which they learned from Phillip de Fremery, a guitarist and teacher who studied with Segovia and a true curator of his legacy) Throughout the set, they will exchange their classical, acoustic guitars for vintage electric guitars played through tube amplifiers still under the scope of classical music. The results are a style rarely heard.
The duo's concert at the Library will include music from their program, "Evocación." This program is derived from the music of Spain, which lies at the heart of the classical guitar tradition. Duo Orfeo embraces this heritage, offering pieces and songs of late-Romantic and early-Modern Spanish music. Pieces by composers Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla, and Andrés Segovia are included in the Evocación cycle.
The two founded Duo Orfeo in 2005, taking their name from Orpheus, the poet and musician of Greek myth. Enamored with the sonority of their chosen instruments and searching out the music most in harmony with their expressive sensibilities, Duo Orfeo bring to life a world of sound that is intimate, charming, subtle, and haunting.
Duo Orfeo have brought its repertoire throughout the eastern U.S; they have recently completed a tour of various colleges and universities. Additionally, Duo Orfeo perform in jazz cafés, book shops, farmers' markets, art galleries, union halls, and other non-traditional venues. Their hometowns are Boston and Northampton.
Active teachers both, Mr. Balmer and Mr. Ricker strive to incorporate their interest in education and outreach into their work as a performing duo, and their offerings include guitar master classes and interactive children's concerts.
The concert will take place at the Woods Hole Public Library, 581 Woods Hole Road, at 7:30 PM on Saturday, January 19. Tickets, which cost $20, are available at the Library during regular hours, as well as at Eight Cousins, The Bank of Woods Hole, and at the door. Doors will open at 7 PM.