Meera Maharaj (flute), James Girling (guitar)
Piazzolla – Histoire du Tango (Bordel 1900, Café 1930, Nightclub 1960)
Rafael Marino Arcaro – A norte, Rio Preto
Zenamon – Reflexões No 6 (arranged Meraki Duo)
Debussy – Syrinx
Barrios – La cathedral
Dvořák – Sonatina, op 100 (arranged Girling)
Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 7.30pm
St Paul’s Church, Percy Street, Alnwick, NE66 1AE
The 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s birth in 1921 is celebrated in this flute and guitar recital, with movements from his Histoire du Tango written for this combination of instruments. There is an American flavour throughout with a new work by a Brazilian composer as well as works by a Paraguayan and a Bolivian and a work written when Dvořák was living in America.
Formed in 2013, Meraki Duo enjoys exploring the diversity of repertoire available to the flute-guitar pairing while contributing new arrangements of their own. Meera and James both studied at the RNCM, sharing a passion for chamber music that extends to jazz, Latin American and European folk, and works by contemporary composers.
Meera and James come to Alnwick as members of the Making Music Selected Artists Scheme.