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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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2018 Tour Feelin’ the Love

2018 Tour Feelin’ the Love Check out our tour stats and thank you’s to all the folks that make this great endeavor of playing music possible. 26 gigs in 70 days in 13 states     15  nights in Colorado     10 nights in California     9 nights in Wisconsin     8 nights in Nevada     5 nights…

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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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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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