Violauta Duo features Marshall faculty members Dr. Wendell Dobbs on the flute and Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves on guitar, performing Duo concertant, Op. 25, by Italian composer Mauro Giuliani. Dobbs will perform on a historical flute by Jacques Nonnon, circa 1850, and Alves will play a Romantic guitar by luthier Hugues Boivin, built after the 1830 model by Jean-Nicolas Grobert.
The duo also will perform Caprice by flutist and composer Katherine Hoover, who passed away Sept. 21 at the age of 80. They also will play Four Excursions by acclaimed guitarist and composer Frederic Hand, who serves on the faculty of the Mannes School of Music in the New School, which is located in New York City. The Violauta Duo will end the program premiering the piece Pastiche, written in 2017 by composer Dr. Mark Zanter, a professor of music and coordinator of music theory and composition at Marshall.
The concert is free and open to the public.