Dynamic duo to grace AHS stage

For the second program of a four-concert series, the Alpena Community Concert Association will present a magical, musical duo. The concert will take place Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the Alpena High School stage. Collectively, the artists are known as the Cavatina Duo, featuring flute and guitar.

Eugenia Moliner has been acclaimed as a “brilliant young musician,” by the British Flute Society Magazine. She has performed with the principal and co-principal musicians of the Chicago Symphony and Rotterdam Philharmonic orchestras. She has been featured on radio and television programs in Europe, Asia and the United States. Her discography includes six CDs.

Prize winner in 24 international competitions, Denis Azabagic has been described as a “virtuoso with flawless technique,” by Soundboard Magazine. He has appeared as soloist with the Chicago and Madrid Symphonies. His discography includes nine CDs, two DVDs and a manual.

Composers from around the world have been inspired to write and arrange new works for the duo and in 2002, they received the Encore Prize. In February of 2010, the Cavatina Duo premiered the Concerto For Flute, Guitar and Orchestra, dedicated to them by US-born composer, Alan Thomas, with Camerata Serbica in Belgrade.

Since then, they have performed with orchestras in Europe, U.S. and Mexico; the Chicago Sinfonietta, Traverse Symphony, Sarajevo Philharmonic and the Monterrey Orchestra.

Although Moliner and Azabagic are artists-faculty at the CCPA of Roosevelt University in Chicago, their concert tours have been recently been performed in the U.S., Germany, Holland, Spain, Bosnia, India, Taiwan and Mexico.

With a repertoire spanning baroque, classical and contemporary periods, as well as original works based on their native Spanish and Balkans folklore, Cavatina Duo masters the balance between technical sensibility and senseless passion. Critics and audiences alike are raving about their radio, television and live performances.

Season tickets for ACCA’s four-concert series are $45 and single tickets for each event are available at the door for $20 each. Students will be admitted free of charge.

For more information, contact Nancy Hammond at 356-8749 or David Usher at 471-9182, or visit the association online at www.alpenacommunityconcerts.com.