Saturday, May 13 at 5pm

May 13 5:00 pm

Music Matters Concert: String Lab ~ Danzas Fantasticas

featuring Simon Powis and Jacques Lee Wood


Jacques Lee Wood, violoncello

Simon Powis, guitar

Danzas Fantasticas

Exquisite duos for cello & guitar

Bergmüller 3 Pieces for Guitar & Violoncello

Bartók Romanian Folk Dances

Tárrega Préludio y Capricho Arabe – guitar solo

Hahn Deux Mélodies
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Cassadó  Suite – cello solo

Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel

de Falla Spanish Folksong Suite

Piazzolla Histoire du Tango

Duo String Lab's brilliantly colorful program is all from the 20th century. Lest that put you off, we can't imagine a more lyrical, rhythmically engaging, and heartfelt offering of "modern" music. Bartók's incisive Romanian Dances, Reynaldo Hahn's haunting songs, Villa-Lobos' soaring Aria, and Astor Piazzola's evocation of the growth of tango are gems, pure and simple. Jacques Lee Wood and Simon Powis are celebrated soloists. In their duo mode, they work miracles with the cantabile persona of the cello and the intricate warmth of the classical guitar. Irresistible.

Won't you join us for this tuneful, evocative Saturday afternoon in May?

Suggested donation $10.