Join us for a night of Tango, folk music and inspirations from South America. Folias Flute and Guitar duo from Grand Rapids, Michigan will be sharing their original compositions from a new CD called Viewpoints while the Bay Area's own Maldito Tango Duo will share beautiful tangos, both classic songs and original compositions.
Folias Flute and Guitar
Having worked together for over ten years to create a charming and evocative sound, this Grand Rapids, MI based husband and wife duo featuring flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron continue to break new ground as performers and composers with a list of over 40 self-published compositions. The nomadic duo has played on stages around the globe including in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, and Guinea, West Africa. Carmen and Andrew have self-booked and promoted tours extensively throughout North America which have included festivals in Alaska and Canada and milongas (tango dance parties) in over 20 tango communities throughout the United States. Folias’ five critically acclaimed albums on the Blue Griffin Recording label show their versatility as musicians. They have a strong connection to South American folk, Argentine tango and to the music of Astor Piazzola, yet they are also rooted in classical music theory and improvisational music.
Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron met at Michigan State University in 2002 while studying for their combined Master’s Degrees in music composition, performance, and ethnomusicology. Their collaborations were initially based upon playing Andrew’s original music and Carmen’s tango arrangements but they soon blended these elements together to create their first concept album Waterway which drew inspiration from an Artist Residency at Isle Royale National Park. The newest Folias CD, Viewpoints, is their fifth album as a duo and marks just over a decade of playing and composing together.
Maldito Tango Duo
Maldito Tango Duo is the collaborative project between Charles Gorczynski (bandoneon) and Scott O’Day (guitar), two active tango musicians in the bay area. The duo play traditional Argentine tango music both for concerts and milongas, and their full sound and detailed arrangements have made them popular among the tango dancing communities in the bay. Currently they hold monthly performances at the Rite Spot in San Francisco, Allegro Ballroom Milonga in Emeryville, and Tango Petaluma milonga in Cotati, as well as a variety of other dates. In addition to their local presence, Maldito Tango Duo regularly tour in the US and Canada. Charles Gorczynski is a composer and leader of the popular bay area sextet Redwood Tango Ensemble, and has released albums with 482 Muisc, Serein Records, Ropeadope Records, and others. Scott O’Day is one of the foremost tango guitarists in the country, having performed in the café-bars of Buenos Aires with members of 34 Puñaladas and Palermo Trio, and extensively studying music in Argentina.
DOORS AT 6PM, SHOW AT 6:30PM
$10-15 Sliding Scale