Friday, 12 July, starting at 8:00 pm, Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston (corner of Newbury and Berkeley), the SONS OF LIBERTY FESTIVAL presents "DOMENIE" featuring Roberto Cassan on accordion and John Muratore on guitar. This concert will feature new arrangements of works by Albeniz, Galliano, Stamponi, Lauro and Cassan, as well as favorites from their debut album Domenie (2010), including Piazzolla, Barrios, Laurenz and more! |
Internationally known accordionist Roberto Cassan and highly-acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore met in Montreal in 2005 while performing with Robert DeCormier and Counterpoint Chorale. The duo is known for their arrangements of classical and contemporary music, which combine the intimacy of chamber music with the spontaneity of jazz. Their repertoire, which ranges from traditional European classical to contemporary American, Latin American, tango and jazz-influenced compositions, displays the diversity of their musical interests and influences. Cassan and Muratore have appeared at a variety of venues throughout the New England area, including the Tsai Performance Center, Jordan Hall, WGBH Radio's Classical Performances , VPR (Vermont Public Radio), Chamberworks Concert Series at Dartmouth College, the Main Squeeze Accordion Festival in NYC among many others. A recent Lucid Culture review praised them for their "fascinating, cutting-edge program". Their first CD, Domenie, was released in spring 2010.
Accordionist Roberto Cassan from Fanna (Italy), began studying accordion when he was eight years old and at sixteen he was already playing professionally for public events and folk festivals in Italy and throughout Europe. While studying for his Degree in Musicology at the University of Cremona (Italy), he began to perform and compose music for the experimental theater group Teatro Sintetico, and to collaborate with musicians of different musical backgrounds (jazz, rock, ethnic and classical). In 1991 he came to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he currently lives and works as a professional performing and recording artist. His love for world music has led him to explore and master different repertoires, Argentine Tango, French musette, Balkan, South American and Brazilian, focusing his attention on musicians/composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Dino Saluzzi, Hermeto Pascoal, and Richard Galliano. He has collaborated and recorded with many artists, including Mexican folk singer Lila Downs, singer songwriter Martin Sexton, Jessica Lurie, harpist Maeve Gilchrist, Alain Mallet, Claudio Ragazzi, Peggy Pearson, Club D'Elf, Anna Myer dance company, Bruno Oro, among others as well as recording for PBS/TV and the Discovery Channel.
Highly acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore performs regularly as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. As a solo artist he has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. He has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including Emmanuel Music, the Spectrum Singers, Chorus Pro Musica, Alea III, Boston Musica Viva and Counterpoint. Recent appearances as concerto soloist have been with the Ridgefield Symphony, Vermont Symphony and Symphony by the Sea under the direction of Jonathan McPhee. Among the composers with whom John has worked closely to produce new solo and chamber works for the guitar are Daniel Pinkham, Scott Wheeler, Larry Bell, Roger Zahab and Jon Appleton. Mr. Muratore has been the featured soloist at numerous international venues including the Academie Festival des Arcs (France), St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Concerts, the Atelier International Concert Series in Paris and AIMS (American Institute for Musical Studies, Graz, Austria).
The Boston Globe has described him as "a fleet-fingered and musicianly performer" and has characterized his playing as"unleashing so many different varieties of tone and color in quick successiona kind of aural iridescence." John, whose live performances have often been featured on NPR, WGBH Radio's Classical Performances has recorded for Albany, Pont Nuef and Arabesque Records. His most recent CD, Domenie, is a collaboration with accordionist Roberto Cassan. His critically-acclaimed solo CD, Shadow Box, has been hailed by Britain's Classical Guitar magazine as "a fine recording, with serious intent", and his most recent offering, Noël-A Classical Guitar Christmas, has been listed by CD Baby as one of the top-selling Holiday-Classical albums for 2012. Mr. Muratore is on the faculty at Boston University, Dartmouth College and is coordinator of the guitar program at the All Newton Music School.
Church of the Covenant (View)
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
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