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Folias Duo “The Literary Show”

Folias Duo November Live Stream

Folias Duo “The Literary Show” November Live Stream Concert SUNDAY, NOV 8 at 4PM ET https://www.facebook.com/foliasmusic/live/https://www.foliasmusic.com/video/ We will be taking our monthly live stream concert on the road this month. We’ll be live in the stacks at the Hackley Public Library! The show will feature music inspired by the prose of Cormac McCarthy, Ralph Waldo…

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Folias Duo 2020 Summer Tour

Summer 2020 Tour

This May we embark on our yearly journey out west for the Folias Duo 2020 Summer Tour. In celebration and support of our latest album release Delicate Omens, we’ll travel 10,000 miles from our home in Grand Rapids, Michigan performing 20 + concerts of self-composed music.  This is our eleventh self-booked tour, and we’ll be returning to…

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Delicate Omens Reviews

Delicate Omens - Folias Duo

What people are saying about Delicate Omens… Delicate Omens, “showcases both performers’ virtuosity on their respective instruments” Flutist Quarterly – Winter 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 glides o’er Bergeron’s unerring foundation with…

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Silver Jack Video in Big Bend

Over the winter break Carmen and I got away from the Michigan grey and went to Southwest Texas. While we were there we made a music video of my composition Silver Jack in Big Bend National Park. With only the cacti and the creosote present we wanted to share this beautiful place with you. https://youtu.be/tzzhnDJxd7g

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Folias Duo Live on Blue Lake Public Radio

Folias Duo Blue Lake Radio

In October Folias Duo had the opportunity to have a conversation and play live on Blue Lake Public Radio. It was our pleasure to return to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and be joined by long time announcer Bonnie Bierma. We discussed our newest release Delicate Omens along with our compositional process. In the classical…

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Folias Duo Releases 7th Album Delicate Omens

Delicate Omens - Folias Duo

Delicate Omens Official Release by Folias Duo on October 6, 2019 on the Folias Music label Flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, the husband-and-wife duo “daring in self-written music” (American Record Guide) continue to carve out their uncommon niche in the classical music world as performers who are also composers. The Folias Duo’s newest release…

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

Folias Music Live - Podcast

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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