Duo Orfeo Guitar Workshop and Concert at Endicott College
BEVERLY – This Valentine’s Day, celebrate the marriage of old and new with Duo Orfeo, the guitar duo, at Endicott College. Performing a rare and eclectic repertoire on both classical and electric guitars, Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker as Duo Orfeo are emerging as one of the most distinctive voices in the classical music world.
Students and general public can observe them in action, teaching and presenting, at a free workshop on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Endicott College Center for the Arts Rose Performance Hall, 376 Hale Street, Beverly. Then viewers will experience a sampling of their full repertoire in concert that evening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for General Admission and can be reserved at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or by leaving a message at the box office at (978) 998-7700. Admission is free for EC ID holders.
The duo’s repertoire largely stems from under-explored byways of Western musical tradition both past and present, ranging from Renaissance lute and French Baroque harpsichord music to compositions by such modern masters as Arvo Pärt, and Steve Reich. This repertoire includes many of their own arrangements. They perform on classical guitars, and also on vintage electric guitars through tube amplifiers, creating a new sound that is all their own by playing these instruments with the finesse, clarity, and focused touch of classical musicians. Deeply enamored with the sonority of their instruments and relentlessly searching out the music most in harmony with their expressive sensibilities, Duo Orfeo bring to life a world of sound that is intimate, charming, subtle, and haunting.
This two-hour program is sponsored by Endicott College.
Admission is $10 for General admission and free for Endicott College ID holders. Reserve tickets at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or by leaving a message at the box office at (978) 998-7700. For more information about the event or the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, please contact Becca Kenneally, Performing Arts Chair, at email@example.com or (978) 232-2397; or you can visit the Endicott College Center for the Arts webpage at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.