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Folias Music Releases Folias Duo Dreaming to Live 2017

Dreaming to Live

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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Folias Live on KUNM

Folias at KUNM

Yesterday we did a radio interview on KUNM with Cristina Baccin on Raíces Collective of KUNM. Raices, meaning roots, plays a variety of Latin themed music. We popped over to the studio after our library gig and had a chance to play three of our new pieces. First we played Milonga Gris, an arrangement of a composition…

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Debut in Chile

Folias in Chile

This May Andrew and I had the opportunity to play for two lovely milongas in central Chile, one in Valparaiso and one in Santiago. Valparaiso is an a amazing city with spectacular views of the coast, a hopping nightlife and great food, including seafood. The bar we played at La Piedra Feliz was really cool…

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Summer Tour 2016

Here we go! Off for another summer tour. We’ll be out west in June for some milongas, concert series, museum, and library shows. Then in July we’ll be back in the beautiful upper midwest for some of our favorite stops in the great lakes. Full venue and time information here: Summer Tour 2016 Schedule 6/1|Tango Night…

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Folias for Fontana

Folias at Fontana Chamber Arts

This winter we had the pleasure of playing for a Fontana Chamber Arts “Crybaby” concert. Fontana is a series that both Andrew and I not only attend regularly but also respect and admire for its adventurous programming and super high quality performers. The Saturday morning that we played was a typical blistery Michigan day in January. We…

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Dance Under the Red Moon

Guitar Orchestra

Every spring there is a great gathering of guitar ensembles called the Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival. This year it was in our home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The festival always features a mass guitar ensemble to play a premier composition written for that year’s festival. This year I was asked to write the composition!  The piece…

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Piazzolla’s Angel Suite

In January we had the privilege to be featured on the Chamber Music at the Scarab Club concert series with the premier of our arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Angel Suite for flute, guitar and string quartet. It was a great opportunity for us to work on our arranging skills and to play with great string players from…

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Folias at Wayne State University

Last month we had the privilege to give a concert and a lecture on how we have made successful careers as DIY musicians at the Wayne State University Music Department. Over the years we have done many things as a duo, from playing tango music for milongas, to playing concerts. Also making CD’s, and booking international and national tours.…

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