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Celebrating National Poetry Month

Celebrating National Poetry Month

This Saturday we return to the Hackley Public Library for an in-person and live-streamed concert celebrating National Poetry Month. With guest vocalist Olivia Vargas, Folias Duo shares a concert of original compositions for flute, guitar, and voice inspired by the beauty of the earth and a love of poetry. The concert takes place in the…

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Folias Music Live Episode 12 Folias Duo Valentines Safari

Folias Music Live Podcast

For our February live stream concert, we take you on a musical safari! Folias Duo Valentine’s Safari. We start the show off with two pieces from the Folias cellar, the 2012/13 hits of Scotch Bonnet and Cabrales. After that, you’ll hear about the creatures of the safari with bulls, praying mantis, snakes, foxes, and locusts!…

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Folias Music Live Episode 10 Folias Duo Open House

Folias Music Live - Podcast

Each December we hold a Folias Duo Open House featuring a concert and a display of our merchandise. In this year’s virtual version of the event, we present the music we’ve been working on this last year at home including a performance of Andrew’s full Dragonfly and the world premiere of Carmen’s new piece Locust Storm. Subscribe and…

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Folias Music Live Episode 9 Finding the Magic in 2020

Folias Music Live - Podcast

Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo talk with flutist and composer Svetlana Djirackor about finding the magic in 2020. Maret and Bergeron discuss composing and performing their own music, their musical inspirations, how they model music after their favorite composers, and how the challenges of 2020 brought new ways of performing and…

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Delicate Omens Reviews

Delicate Omens - Folias Duo

What people are saying about Delicate Omens… Delicate Omens, “These two artists are top talents, almost singular within contemporary flute and guitar ensembles.” Flutist Quarterly – Fall 2020 “The recording exudes a magnificent clarity”  “Immersing themselves in such manner fostered connection and contemplation in equal measure, the outcome compositions of genuine, elemental character.” “Maret’s flute…

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Folias Music Live Episode 8 Recording Send Off Concert and Conversation with Christopher Martin

Folias Music Live - Podcast

Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo talk with their colleague Christopher Martin about the music for their upcoming album release. They discuss the process of musical recycling in composition, the intersection of tango, and musical inspiration from literature. Check out the concert and conversation. Subscribe and Review on Itunes http://foliasmusic.com//wp-content/podcasts/FMLChrisM.mp3Podcast: Play in…

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Folias Duo 2019 Summer Tour

Folias Duo 2019 Summer Tour

Flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo celebrate their 2019 summer tour marking sixteen years together as music and life partners. We’re hitting the road again this 2019 summer tour with 20 + shows in the western U.S. including concerts and milongas (tango dances) in New Mexico, California, Nevada, Oregon and…

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Folias Duo Debuts Flute and Guitar Concerto

Folias Duo Reviews

Andrew and I have been talking for years about writing a flute and guitar concerto and we finally did it! Folias Duo Debuts Flute and Guitar Concerto Garita on October 4, 2018 at the GRCC International Guitar Series. Read the full program and notes right here: Naturaleza Suite (2016)   Carmen Maret I. Octopus Fantasma (chacarera) II. Zamba…

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Outdoor California Cooking

Outdoor California Cooking

When we’re on tour we always love preparing our food outside. This summer we enjoyed some outdoor California cooking as we camped in the Paso Robles and Mammoth Lakes areas. But seriously, it’s all about the produce. Once you get to the Central Valley past Sacramento you can find good ingredients at any store, and…

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Concerts in the Cascades

Concerts Last week we were in Northern California and Oregon playing concerts in the Cascades. We started off the week with our third performance at the Burning Tango Festival playing Saturday night right before the evening Milonga. Many thanks to all of the enthusiastic dancers. After the festival, we drove north to Oregon for a set…

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Desert Mountain Gigs

Folias in the desert

We just finished a week of desert mountain gigs at museums and libraries out in the Chihuahua, Sonora and Mojave deserts. Performing in Flagstaff, AZ, Ridgecrest, CA and the Las Vegas library system, the audiences at all of these places were really warm and the attendance good. One man in the main library theater in…

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New Mexico Gigs 2018

New Mexico gigs with Folias Duo

We just performed four New Mexico gigs during the first week of our tour. We played for a church recital series in Santa Fe hosted by Linda Raney who has been curating concerts every Friday at First Presbyterian Church for ten years! In addition to an incredible Fisk organ, the all wood sanctuary has fabulous acoustics.…

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Folias Duo 2018 Summer Tour

Folias Duo US Tour 2018

Folias Duo will be back on a U.S. tour this summer. With a mostly west itinerary we’ll be playing 20 + shows in eight states: New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Illinois. In addition to features from our 2017 release Dreaming to Live, we’ll be presenting some new music inspired by our…

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ABQTango Fest 2018

ABQ Tango Fest 2018

We just returned from the first ever all live music tango festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was organized by our friends Erskine Maytorena (bandoneón) and Olga Tikhovidova (violin). They invited seven different U.S. groups to play as well as other guests from around the world to fill out a Grand Orchestra. Andrew and I…

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