Date(s) - 06/11/2017
9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Time to dance some tango & socialize with friends!
9:00pm mini intro class with Gustavo
9:30pm Milonga time with lots of dancing!!!
Door: $15/$12 with Esquina Tango Membership or Full-time University Student
About Folias: Folias Flute and Guitar Duo is an American performer/composer chamber music duo group consisting of flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron. Bergeron and Maret met at Michigan State University while finishing their Master’s Degrees in Music and they were married in 2003. The formation of the duo was brought about by a mutual inspiration for the music of Astor Piazzolla and through their work as Argentine tango dance band leaders.
Bergeron and Maret first played together in 2002 and released their first album Tangos Metamorphoses in 2004 on the Blue Griffin Recording label based in Lansing, MI. The album includes Astor Piazzola’s most famous work for flute and guitar Histoire du Tango. This was followed by Marufo Vega in 2006 which contains their first original composition inspired by tango called Despoblado Suite. In the summer of 2007 they were Artists in Residence on Isle Royale National Park and released the album Waterway in 2008 which contains all original flute and guitar compositions composed about Lake Superior. This was followed by their 2011 release Tango and Snow, an album also with all original flute and guitar compositions that bring together their interest in tango and of nature writing.
Andrew Bergeron is instructor of guitar and music theory at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Aquinas College. Andrew is a founding performer and composer with the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet. He is also a Blue Griffin Performing artist.
Carmen Maret is an endorsed Pearl Flutes artist and Blue Griffin Recording artist. Carmen is professor of flute at Aquinas College.
“Folias’ live music for milongas brings hand crafted golden era arrangement by flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron to the dance floor along with new original tango, vals, and milonga co-composed by the duo specifically for social dancing.” Click here to find out more about them!