The Music Department at Mary Baldwin University is pleased to announce the first Sunday Recital of 2018. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, the Terra Voce Duo will take the stage at Francis Auditorium. The popular husband-and-wife duo of Elizabeth Brightbill, flute, and Andrew Gabbert, cello, will perform a colorful array of works inspired by dance and song, including music by Marais and Villa-Lobos, along with traditional Brazilian and French styles.
“The music we are playing is in some way related to song or dance,” explains flutist Elizabeth Brightbill. “Each selection exhibits beautiful melodies or catchy rhythms — and sometimes both. There is a diverse mix of styles that we think will be quite engaging.” The program includes several works that the duo has arranged for flute and cello, including the familiar La Folia by Marin Marais and some Brazilian choro. “We find that the choro are often audience favorites!” says Brightbill.
Terra Voce delights audiences with virtuosity, a conversational style of presentation, and genre-expanding programs that explore diverse musical styles, traditions and cross-cultural influences, while at the same time testing the limits of what is possible on just two instruments. In addition to their numerous performances on college campuses and community concert series, they have appeared on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, in the Christ Chapel Chamber Series at New York City’s Riverside Church, and as finalists in the National Flute Association’s Chamber Music Competition. Terra Voce has released two CDs; their self-titled debut CD (2009) andThe Frost is All Over (2011) which was chosen as an “Editor’s Pick” on CD Baby. The duo’s recording of Asha Srinivasan’s prize-winning composition, Dviraag, appears on the Ablaze Records Millennial Masters Series.
Mary Baldwin’s Sunday Recital Series also includes performances by pianist Lynne Mackey (February 11) and clarinetist Lynda Dembowski with pianist Lise Keiter (March 18). Audiences will also not want to miss the Carl Broman Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, featuring the extraordinary young Korean pianist, Dasol Kim.
Single tickets for January 28 may be purchased at the door and are $5 for the general public and $4 for students and seniors (free for MBU students). For more information, please visit http://www.marybaldwin.edu/arts/music/ or call 540-887-7294.