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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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Folias Music Releases Folias Duo Dreaming to Live 2017

Dreaming to Live Tour Folias Duo

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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