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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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Folias Music Live Episode 7 Finding Your Voice as a Classical Composer Interview with Jack Perlstein

Western Michigan’s WMUK radio producer Jack Perlstein talks with composers Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo about finding their voice as classical composers. They discuss their perspectives on composing in a genre heavily influenced by the performance of “the classics” and creative ways they continue to write and perform original music for…

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Folias Music Announces Artist Series Sheet Music Releases December 11

Artist Series Sheet Music Debut

Folias Music announces the debut of their Artist Series sheet music on December 11, 2017. Known for their championing of original concert pieces for flute and guitar, Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo each present a multi-movement sheet music publication from their 2017 album release Dreaming to Live: Bergeron’s Phoenix Trilogy and…

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Dreaming to Live Reviews

What people are saying about Dreaming to Live…   Textura – June 2017 “Maret’s sinuous flute, alto flute, and piccolo playing is a constant delight, while Bergeron’s deft finger-picking makes as strong an impression. The purity of her tone and the unerring precision of his guitar work are an enticing combination, and both repeatedly show…

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Milongas on the Dreaming to Live Tour

Milongas Dreaming to Live

When we tour we play two different kind of gigs–we play for concerts and we play for tango dances called milongas. The milongas on the Dreaming to Live Tour represented 9 out or 27 performances in 7 states. The great thing about playing a dance is people listening to your music and putting it into motion…

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Power Food for Musicians

Power food for musicians rabbit chili recipe

Like most musicians, Andrew and I have many “jobs” and wear many “hats:” performers, composers, instrumentalists, teachers, promoters, editors, administrators, writers, mangers, designers, not to mention being our own maids and cooks! Here are two homespun powerhouse recipes that got us through a busy year of teaching and performing. Rabbit Chili We bought a whole…

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Folias Music Releases Folias Duo Dreaming to Live 2017

Dreaming to Live Tour Folias Duo

Folias Music releases Folias Duo’s Dreaming to Live album on April 15, 2017. With thirteen tracks of original compositions and arrangements performed by flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, the album points to their passion for tango, classical music, and Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. Dreaming to Live will be released digitally and on CD. Pre-orders are now available in the Folias…

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First Concert 2017

Folias Duo - Sunday Classical Series

Wow, what a way to start the year! Our first concert of 2017 is sure to stay a highlight. What a beautiful space and acoustics for a gracious listening audience. We feel truly lucky to be in our hometown and to be part of such a well run and enthusiastically supported concert series right down…

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Composing Residency in Colorado

Rustic Cabin Life

Carmen and I had the opportunity to take 2 weeks off of our busy summer schedule and create a composing residency in Colorado. Rather than stay at home we decided to go distraction free by renting a rustic cabin. The Grizzly Creek Guard Station was our home for 14 days and nights. We had nothing…

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2016 Tour Thanks

Wow, this summer was our best tour yet. So productive and so fun. We have a big tour thanks here! To everyone who supported the Folias tour by their generosity and camaraderie, who agree to help put on great events, or take us into their homes, or miraculously cook for us or spend their time…

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New Piazzolla Arrangements

Carmen and I have been playing arrangements of Astor Piazzolla ever since we met in September of 2002. We have played many different pieces by Piazzolla but recently we decided that it was time for some new Piazzolla arrangements. Escualo The first piece that I decided to arrange, Escualo, was originally written as a violin…

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