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Folias Duo Releases 7th Album Delicate Omens

Delicate Omens - Folias Duo
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 of all original music, Delicate Omens, is a work that is the artistic culmination of seventeen years of traveling, performing, and writing by this spirited Michigan based flute and guitar duo.  Pre-orders are now available on the Folias Music Store.

Delicate Omens, the duo’s seventh album and sophomore release on their own Folias Music label, comprises five world premiere recordings of compositions all written in rustic cabins during the duo’s travels in the United States and Canada. Bergeron’s Emerson, is a mysterious three movement work for alto flute and guitar inspired by essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Maret’s Creole Ballet, a set of six stylized dances, reflect the duo’s experience as tango dancers and their love of Argentine folk music. Bergeron’s Uncompahgre, a three movement work inspired by the area of the same name in Southern Colorado, showcases both Bergeron and Maret’s virtuosity on their respective instruments. To end the album, Bergeron performs his solo guitar composition that musically depicts the duality of fantasy and reality of Don Quixote which is followed by Maret’s jazz-influenced, Angel Forever for alto flute and guitar, that she describes as, “if Pat Metheny and Astor Piazzolla walked into a bar together.”  

 

Delicate Omens – Folias Duo 
Carmen Maret – flute, alto flute, piccolo
Andrew Bergeron – guitar


Emerson II. Delicate Omens – Andrew Bergeron


Track Listing

Emerson (14:41)
Andrew Bergeron
1. I. Lords of Life (5:24)
2. II. Delicate Omens (4:29)
3. III. Moody Child (4:48)
for alto flute and guitar

Creole Ballet (12:02)
Carmen Maret
4. I. Milonga (2:11)
5. II. Zamba I (1:35)
6. III. Canción (2:01)
7. IV. Zamba II (1:29)
8. V. Interlude (1:23)
9. VI. Tango (3:22)
for flute and guitar

Uncompahgre (13:07)
Andrew Bergeron
10. I. Silver Jack (3:55)
11. II. Cimarron (4:48)
12. III. Courthouse (4:24)
for flute, alto flute, piccolo and guitar

Quixote (9:40)
Andrew Bergeron
13. I. Penance (4:35)
14. II. Chivalry (5:05)
for solo guitar

15. Angel Forever (5:39)
Carmen Maret
for alto flute and guitar

Total Time: 55:09
Official Release: October 6, 2019


All compositions by Andrew Bergeron & Carmen Maret
Published by Folias Music (ASCAP)

Recorded at Sono Luminus Studios May 11-12, 2019 in Boyce, Virginia
Audio production and editing by Dan Merceruio
Engineered and mastered by Daniel Shores

Produced by Andrew Bergeron & Carmen Maret
Package Design & Photos by Carmen Maret

Cover art by Alynn Guerra
Commissioned by Folias Music