Duo Noire guitarists will perform in Hawley and Grey Towers


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  • Thomas Flippin and Christopher Mallett (Photo provided)




  • Thomas Flippin and Christopher Mallett (Photo provided)




Duo Noire, featuring African-American classical guitarists Thomas Flippin and Christopher Mallett, will make two appearances in Pennsylvania in June.

At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, they will perform a show called "Spectacular Precision" at Grey Towers N.H.S. in Milford and at 4 p.m.

On Sunday, June 17, they'll repeat the performance at Hawley Silk Mill. Tickets cost $20 for adults; children under 15 are admitted free.

See "Ticket Information," below, for details.

From New York to BeijingFlippin and Mallett use their virtuosic skills to win hearts and minds for classical guitar music, and they often bring genre-bending contemporary compositions into the mix as well.

Graduates of the Yale School of Music, they made a splash with their first album, FIGMENTS, frequently played on WQXR-FM.

Duo Noire has been featured in Chamber Music Magazine and Classical Guitar Magazine, and the duo has won enthusiastic applause for their performances in New York City, Beijing, and many points in between.

Their next album, Tryptych, features contemporary works composed by women and will be available on June 22.

This Spectacular Precision concert will include Baroque pieces by Bach and Scarlatti, and music by Spanish composers Isaac Albeniz and Manuel de Falla, "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla.

Another piece they will perform, "Hocus-Pocus," was written for them by Grammy nominee Clarice Assad and will be one of the tracks in Tryptych.

Ticket InformationSeats cost $20 at the door and in advance online (see http://www.kindredspiritsarts.org/), at Holy Crepes (224 Broad Street in Milford, PA), and at Main Avenue Books (202 Main Avenue in Hawley, PA).

As an alternative to purchasing single tickets, concertgoers can enjoy both the music and savings by purchasing a 2017 Season Pass to eight events for $115, also available via http://www.kindredspiritsarts.org/ or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buy-2017-season-pass-for-only-110-tickets-33878369114.

The concerts are presented by Kindred Spirits Arts Programs in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the Hawley Silk Mill.

KSAP, a nonprofit organization of volunteers, has been bringing quality entertainment to area audiences and programs to school students since 2002.

For information and for media seats, contact Yosif Feigelson, 570.409.1269, kindredspir@yahoo.com.



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