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Concerts with Michael and Olivia

Four people outside with instruments

This October we’re teaming up for concerts with Michael and Olivia, two of our favorite musical collaborators. We’ll feature original works and arrangements for this intimate quartet of voice, flute, and two guitars. The concert explores various classical, jazz, and tango combinations with a new take on the Folias Duo repertoire combined with songs from…

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Summer Chamber Music Concerts

Formally dressed couple playing flute and guitar on a stage

We’re grateful for summer chamber music concerts in Michigan. This July we were invited to play four concerts for the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival. Curated by mutual colleagues and power couple Jenny Walvoord and Andrew Le, we had a fantastic time playing for their series. We played two evening concerts for the subscription series, an…

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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 GO Series 2021

2021 Go Series Poster

Welcome! Our Folias Music GO Series is a monthly live-streamed concert with Folias Duo alongside musical guests who play fresh, undiscovered, and newly written music for soloists and small groups. We started the GO Series in 2020 to keep connecting with musicians and audiences, and we’re excited about the continued availability of broadcasting technologies for independent artists.…

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

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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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