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Duende Duo @ BOP STOP

April 5 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Duende Duo @ BOP STOP

Duende is an exciting duo which combines the sounds of classical guitar and saxophone. A collaboration between saxophonist Ethan Miller and guitarist Krystin O’Mara, Duende represents a fresh, new direction in contemporary classical music.

Their musical philosophy is derived from traditional Flamenco terminology in which “duende” is defined as having soul, a heightened state of emotion, and authenticity.

Duende performs a mixture of traditional classical repertoire, contemporary compositions, and works with Spanish, flamenco, jazz, Brazilian, and world music influences. This vibrant variety and creative programming allows Duende to perform highly entertaining, dynamic performances with a focus on audience accessible repertoire.

Duende’s most recent release, “Travel Notebook”, is available on the Centaur Records label.

Ethan Miller

By combining his talents as a soloist, recitalist, and orchestral saxophonist across the classical, jazz, and popular music genres, Ethan Miller is redefining the modern image of saxophone and its role within contemporary classical music. His performances have received international acclaim for their expressive timbre, attention to stylistic detail, and adeptness across all members of the saxophone family, making him an in-demand artist for premiere performances of contemporary works. Premiers include “Images for Flute, Saxophone & Piano" (Frederick Koch), "Pegasus and Pan” (Thomas Janson), and “The Peacemakers" (Karl Jenkins). As a Conn-Selmer/Selmer Paris Performing Artist, he frequently appears as a guest artist and masterclass clinician throughout the Midwest, including the annual Honors Jazz Festival at Lakeland Community College (Kirtland, Ohio). Mr. Miller serves on the faculties of Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and Regional Campuses, the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, and Ashland University. He has been awarded performance degrees with honors from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and Kent State University (M.M). Mr. Miller plays Selmer saxophones.

Krystin O’Mara

Hailed as "someone to watch" for possessing "wonderful technique as well as keen musical sensibilities" by, classical guitarist Krystin O'Mara’s dazzling soloistic capabilities render her an extraordinary talent with captivating sound quality, intense musicality, and interpretive clarity. In recent seasons, Ms. O’Mara has appeared on concert series throughout America, including the Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival (performance guitar exhibition), the Princeton Sound Kitchen, the New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University, the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, Playhouse Square, and Stars in the Classics. Her first solo CD, entitled "OBSESSION," was recorded to critical acclaim and features a similarly titled piece written for her by award-winning composer Viet Cuong, which won the 2014 Boston Guitarfest Composition Competition. Ms. O’Mara serves on faculty as an Artist Affiliate for Agnes Scott College. Krytin O’Mara plays a Robert Ruck composite top classical guitar.

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$5.00 student tickets available at the door.

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