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Duo Controverso - Harp & Clarinet

 Photo by Matt Dinerstein

Photo by Matt Dinerstein

Duo Controverso offers a unique sound & instrumentation, an exciting and poetic, timeless and modern repertoire, including traditional ethnic music, classical music, original compositions and jazz.  Their intimate acoustic sound spans a wide expressive range, inviting the listener to pause and enjoy music of quiet intensity and ecstatic energy in an otherwise loud and hurried world.  Annette and Kurt interpret, arrange and improvise pieces based on traditional folk and ethnic music, such as East-European klezmer, Turkish, Greek and Romanian dances, Jewish cantorial solos…

The classical repertoire of Duo Controverso ranges from renaissance and baroque-era masters (Bach, Gibbons, Handel, Lasso, Vivaldi…) classical and romantic favorites (Chopin, Mendelssohn, Spohr…) to French impressionists (Fauré, Debussy, Saint-Saëns…) and contemporary composers.  Annette & Kurt play well-known standards as well as obscure but quite beautiful jazz and pop melodies.

Earlier Event: August 30
Mary MacNamara & Sorcha Costello