November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nevins Theater

“Back to the roots”
Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez (Violin)  and Nilko Andreas Guarin (Guitar), will take you on a musical journey, where you will experience a taste of Latin-American and European folk Music. The duo will share their knowledge of how traditional music has been an important influence and source of inspiration throughout the years and how the folkloric element has influenced the development of classical music. 
Coming from Latin-America, the New York City based the duo will lead an interactive presentation that will focus on the exploration of sounds, rhythms, and melodies hailing from the Andes region in South America, as well as finding linear connections with other parts of the world with similar musical history. They will explore all of these musical elements with their violin and guitar, as well as their voices. The human voice and poetry, as well as instruments such as these are timeless and universal and play an important role in the evolution of our humanity.
Some of the composers you will  get to know include: A. Piazzolla,(Argentina) B. Bartok, (Hungary), N. Paganini, (Italy), Jose A. Morales, Fulgencio Garcia, Nilko A. Guarin,  (Colombia) 
Gonzalez Guarin Duo
Renowned artists, Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez (Violin) and Nilko Andreas Guarin (Guitar), have been performing as soloists and chamber musicians in different stages around the world, and with different orchestras and ensembles. They have come together as a duo with the purpose of exploring and contributing to preserve this millenary, enchanting and intimate, nevertheless, humble music ensemble. Their repertoire consists of original and traditional music, from different parts of the world and different periods. 
Since the beginning of their collaboration in 2017 they have been captivating audiences with their academic fidelity, unusual chemistry, and solid stage presence.
Bergren Forum/Lecture: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Nevins Theater
Workshop: Friday, November 22, 2019
Miller Performing Arts, Room 302
Performance: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Miller Theater
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Additional Information can be found at: https://auconnect.alfred.edu/event/5147518