WVIA PR – Duo Montagnard to perform WVIA Simply Grand Concert on September 18, 2016 - Public Invited
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PITTSTON, Pa. – Performing on saxophone and guitar Duo Montagnard brings a varied program including original works by regional composers during the next live Simply Grand Concert to be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is free, but limited. To make reservations call 570-655-2808 or reserve seats online at http://www.wvia.org/reservations.
The show will include Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser, a suite based on Appalachian folk tunes. Duo Montagnard also chose music by local and regional composers: Lisa Logrande, Hazelton, Girard Kratz originally from Wilkes-Barre, now in Philadelphia, Kirk O’Riordan, Easton, Dana Wilson, Ithaca NY, and Kevin Cope from Delaware. In addition these composers will be in attendance and will offer commentary on their work.
Duo Montagnard was formed in 2002 and is made up of Joseph Murphy (saxophone) and Matthew Slotkin (guitar). They have performed over 300 concerts in all fifty states, eight Canadian provinces, and twenty countries on six continents. Festival performances include the Chautauqua Institution, Scandinavian Saxophone Festival, and North-West University New Music Week (South Africa) The duo has commissioned, premiered and recorded more than twenty five works for guitar and saxophone.
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