The Halcyon Duo (Eve Friedman, Roberto Pace) returns to the Lubec music scene this Wednesday, July 10th. In ‘06, Ms. Friedman became the first person ever awarded the Doctor of Music degree in Baroque Flute from Indiana University’s Early Music Institute. Ms. Friedman has performed with Tafelmusik (Toronto) and Tempesta di Mare (Philadelphia), among others, as well as with her husband Roberto Pace in Italy at the festival Incontri di Canna.
Pianist/composer Roberto Pace has achieved great success in the fields of concert, theater, and dance music, and is a highly regarded educator and lecturer (watch for the upcoming morning lectures, starting July 9th). He has performed in Europe, Canada, Japan, and the US.
Pieces featured at this concert will be Peter Schickele’s “Spring Serenade;” a Frank Martin “Ballade;” a premiere of good friend Eric Lundborg’s “Duettino” (previewed by the Duo last summer and written for them!); “Sicilienne and Burlesque,” by Alfredo Casella, and two original works, Pace’s “Fantasy for Flute and Piano,” and “Turn of Events” (violin, Lynn Brubaker; viola, Margrét Hjaltested; cello: Joachim Woitun; piano, Pace). Hosted by The Inn at the Wharf.
Then, on Thursday, July 11th, the Mandolin Guitar Ensemble is back, with Marilynn Mair and Ralph Costanza, mandolin; Robert N. Martel, guitar; Catherine Hawkes, recorder; and Enigmatica, a mandolin octet.
The concert will include an eclectic array of music featuring: A 1730 concerto for recorder, John Baston; “Fantasia” and “Three Movements for Mandolin & Guitar,” by contemporary Rhode Island composer Will Ayton; and stirring Brazilian music “Ouro Azul” by Ernesto Nazareth and “Diplomata” by Pixinguinha. Also featured will be a traditional early 20th c. Italian waltz and an arrangement of “Linus & Lucy” by Vince Guaraldi. Hosted by Roosevelt International Park.
Both concerts will be held upstairs in Lubec’s Congregational Christian Church at 7:30 p.m. Concerts are free, but piano-tuning donations are always welcome. For information about SummerKeys, visit summerkeys.com, call 207-733-2316, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.