Maturango Museum Concert Series
Maturango Museum Concert Series
“An Evening with Bryan Bowers” Concert
Saturday, May 13th at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20 adults, $10 children age 12 and under, available at the Maturango Museum Gift Shop or or online.
Bryan Bowers, an American folk music legend, will be performing with multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Geoff Goodhue, and violinist Anna Schaad Montgomery. Bryan Bowers has become a major artist on the traditional music circuit. For nearly three decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. He has redefined the autoharp and is also well known as a singer- songwriter. Bryan has a dynamic, outgoing personality and an uncanny ability to enchant a crowd in practically any situation.
His towering six- foot-four inch frame can be wild and zany on stage while playing a song like ‘Dixie’ and five minutes later he can have the same audience singing ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken’ in quiet reverence and delight. He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and professionalism. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see and hear one of folk music’s greatest treasures.
Folias Flute and Guitar Duo Concert
Friday, June 30th at 7:00 PM
The Maturango Museum concert series concludes with a concert by Folias Flute and Guitar Duo in the Coso Gallery on Friday June 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Seats are abundant, but it is still best to purchase tickets early in the Museum Gift Shop or online. The ticket price is $15 and $5 for children 12 years old and younger.
Folias Duo will perform new music from their 2017 album Dreaming to Live. Featuring original compositions and arrangements performed by flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, the album points to the duo’s passion for tango, classical music, and Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. This and many other CDs will be available for purchase at the concert.
Andrew Bergeron and Carmen Maret are performers, composers, educators and entrepreneurs from Grand Rapids, Michigan known as the Folias Duo. A fifteen year performer/composer collaboration has taken this nomadic husband and wife duo to stages throughout the United States and around the globe including Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, and Chile. They have a fearless approach to developing new original compositions for flute and guitar, an expertise for arrangements of Argentine tango, and a passion for South American folk. About Folias’s performing and composing, Robert Schulslaper of Fanfare Magazine writes: “Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron are facile players… They draw on tango rhythms and melodies sometimes; at other times they write with a scenic sensitivity… mysterious… charming… evocative,” while Todd Gorman of American Record Guide calls Folias “daring in self-written music” and “a nice touch of originality.”
Folias Duo’s concert touring showcases their versatility as composers, arrangers, and performers as well as their prowess for self management. Some recent highlights include the Scarab Club Chamber Music Series in Detroit, the Grand Rapids Art Museum Classical Series, the Burning Tango Festival and the Ventura Classical Guitar Series. The Folias Duo has performed live music for milongas (social tango dances) in over forty cities throughout the world. Since 2005, Bergeron and Maret have operated their label and publishing company Folias Music where they also host a podcast called Folias Music Live and maintain a blog that documents their relentless exploration of food and nature throughout the world. Visit foliasmusic.com.
Please join us for this outstanding concert!
The mission of the Maturango Museum is to preserve, interpret, and develop an appreciation for the natural and cultural history of the Northern Mojave Desert through research and education in the natural and physical sciences, and to promote the arts.
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