Violauta Duo to perform Jan. 26

HNN Staff

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.Guitarist Júlio Ribeiro Alves and flutist Wendell Dobbs, both members of the Marshall University music faculty, will team up once again for a full program of music spanning several centuries and continents at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26,  in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. Featured on the program will be works by Cordero, Vicente, Tower, Rossini and Pujol.


Alves and Dobbs have adopted a new name for their duo: Violauta, a hybrid of the Brazilian words for guitar (violão) and flute (flauta).


Violauta Duo will start with an arrangement of Rossini’s Overture to the Thieving Magpie and then move to Puerto Rican composer Ernesto Cordero’s Fantasia Mulata. Major works on the program are Portuguese composer Guerra Vincente’s Divertimento and Joan Tower’s seasonally appropriate Snow Dreams. The program will end with two short Airs Candomberos by Argentine Máximo Diego Pujol.


“This is a program that travels through the centuries and around the world,” Dobbs said. “It’s a wonderful sampler of the wide variety of music available for flute and guitar.”


The program is free and open to the public. Call the Marshall Department of Music at 304-696-3117 for more information.


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