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Music Matters: Duo Orfeo, Classical & Electric Guitars

  • La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington, CT 06378 (map)

Peculiar Arabesques
19th-century European art music

Joseph Ricker & Jamie Balmer
classical & electric guitars

Ferdinando Carulli, Graciano Tarragó, Chopin Mazurkas, Reynaldo Hahn, Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz

July's heat will reign outdoors, but we offer you a different warmth indeed inside La Grua.

The guitar – a millennium old, blessed with a large and splendid repertoire – is evocative and touching on its own. This afternoon, two guitars let us travel into the emotional heart of scores for orchestra and piano, a journey lent wings by the subtle, insightful art of transcription. Cherished historical guitarist-composers and our performers themselves imbue this heavenly music with beauty and dimension only a pair of these instruments can invoke. For their much-anticipated return, Duo Orfeo will be playing their acoustics and their exquisite, surprising electrics.

Cash, check, or credit card accepted at the door. Age 18 and under admitted for free.

Advance tickets available here. Seating is not reserved. Doors open at 4:30.

Wine reception to follow.


Earlier Event: July 27
Farmers' Market
Later Event: August 3
Farmers' Market