SoloDuo in Concert
Saturday June 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
2125 Chestnut St., Philadelphia PA 19103
One of the most acclaimed classical guitar duos in the world!
“SoloDuo guitarists break barriers. It was a magical evening”: the “San Francisco Classical Voice” reviews SoloDuo’s concert
General Admission $30; Students/Seniors $20; PCGS Members $15
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Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
arranged by Miguel Llobet (1878-1938)
Bajo del la palmera ( from Cantos de Espana op. 232)
Evocacion (from Iberia)
Castillia (from Suite Espanola op.47)
arranged by Emilio Pujol (1886 -1980)
Intermedio (from Goyescas)
Joaquin Rodrigo (1901 -1999)
i. Allegretto ma non troppo
ii. Minueto pomposo
iii. Allegro vivace
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Andre’ Jolivet (1915 -1974)
i. Preludio e Canzona
ii. Allegro trepidante
iii. Andante malinconico
iv. Con allegria
Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
arranged by Ida Presti (1924 – 1927) and Alexandre Lagoya (1929 – 1999)
Clair de lune
Ludvig Van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Sonata “quasi una fantasia” op.27 n2 (Moonlight Sonata)
i. Adagio sostenuto
iii. Presto agitato
SoloDuo (Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli) formed in 2003 and have since performed throughout Europe, Asia, the USA, Canada and Latin America. From New York’s Weill Recital Hall (at Carnegie Hall) to Seoul’s Sejong Chamber Hall; from Kiev’s Hall of Columns to Vienna’s Konzerthaus, SOLODUO has become one of the world’s leading guitar duos. Of the duo The Washington Post wrote: the duo’s playing was nothing less than rapturous – profound and unforgettable musicianship of the highest order.
In addition to classic, romantic and modern repertoire, Matteo and Lorenzo – joined by lutenist Massimo Lonardi – enjoy exploring the early literature for baroque guitar and theorbo. Together, Matteo and Lorenzo have recorded François de Fossa’s Three Quartets, op. 19 (2004), a CD of 17th Century Italian music for baroque guitar, archlute and theorbo (“La Suave Melodia” with Massimo Lonardi, 2008), a CD of Arias and Cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti (“Clori, ninfa e amante”, 2013), an anthology of 20th Century masterpieces for two guitars (“Solaria”, 2007), the Duos Concertants by Antoine De Lhoyer (2007), a collection of chamber works by Mauro Giuliani (2008), a collection of 19th Century pieces for two guitars (“Noesis”, 2009), the Sonatas of Ferdinand Rebay (2010), the 24 Preludes and Fugues by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (2012), and the album “Metamorphoses” (2014), as well as a dozen solo recordings on the labels Naxos, Brilliant Records, Kookaburra, Mel Bay, and Stradivarius.
Matteo Mela resides in Geneva, Switzerland, where he teaches at the Conservatoire Populaire. Lorenzo Micheli resides in Milan, Italy, and teaches at the CSI Conservatory in Lugano, Switzerland.
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SoloDuo Master Class
Sunday June 8 at 10:00 am
Open to the public – Admission: $10
Settlement Music School – 416 Queen St. Philadelphia