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DUO SONIDOS–Guitar and Violin Duo, on December 4, 2011

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On Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, Duo Sonidos, Adam Levin, guitar, and William Knuth, violin, will bring a striking combination of the guitar and violin to the forefront of classical chamber music, with Programa Valencia – music of Corelli, Piazzolla, Morales-Caso and Richard Beaser..

Meet the artists at afternoon tea following the program.

The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested—call 617-524-3158 or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

Many people are curious about their name. It’s a play on words. The Spanish word for sound, sonidos, when broken apart becomes “son dos”, meaning “there are two”. Duo Sonidos brings together the talents of violinist, William Knuth and guitarist, Adam Levin.  Based in Boston and Madrid, the duo is at the vanguard of the guitar chamber music world.  With a mission of expanding guitar chamber music repertoire, Duo Sonidos is dedicated to commissioning and inspiring new works for the duo combination.  This commitment to creating a new body of chamber music has led to collaborations with some of the world’s most renowned composers, including works by Jan Freidlin (Israel) and Eduardo Morales-Caso (Cuba-Spain) on ALR Records label.  Previous and current projects include commissioning new works from composers in Spain, Belgium, Israel, and the United States as well as original arrangements made by the duo themselves.  Levin and Knuth have performed throughout the United States and Europe and have been honored as US Fulbright Scholars in the field of music performance in Madrid, Spain and Vienna, Austria respectively. For more information, see  duosonidos.com. 

Adam Levin, classical guitarist, is quickly becoming recognized as a leading solo and chamber musician. He has been awarded prizes through numerous international competitions and scholarly programs, such as the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, the Fulbright Program, the Program for Cultural Cooperation, and the Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship. As a recording artist, Mr. Levin has several albums in his discography.

William Knuth, violinist, has earned recognition as a solo and chamber musician. As an international prize holder and Fulbright recipient Mr. Knuth has performed throughout the United States and Europe including appearances with leading orchestras and featured performances for members of the US Department of State and the United Nations Council.

Built in 1760, the Loring-Greenough House, a local landmark listed on the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places, is located at 12 South Street (at the Civil War Monument) in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is owned and managed by the non-profit Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc. as a historic house museum and site for art and music presentations. The Loring-Greenough House is wheelchair accessible. For more information on the Loring-Greenough House, see www.loring-greenough.org.

For reservations or directions, call (617)524-3158, or email  lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

Upcoming concerts in this series:
    Sunday, December 18: Judith Conrad Harpsichordist, with the Delight Consort. Return of Old Christmas with ample opportunity for sing-alongs.
    Sunday, January 8, 2012: Ensemble 44: Baroque Trio
    Sunday, January 22. 2012: Trium, vocal trio

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