Duende, coming to Springville Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 8, combines the sounds of classical guitar and saxophone. A collaboration between saxophonist and SGI graduate Ethan Miller and guitarist Krystin O’Mara, Duende frequently performs in established concert series throughout the United States. Their first CD, “Travel Notebook,” was released on Centaur Records in 2016. Through creative programming, Duende represents a fresh, new direction in contemporary classical music.
The group’s musical philosophy is derived from traditional Flamenco terminology in which “duende” is defined as having soul, a heightened state of emotion, and authenticity. Duende performs a mixture of traditional classical repertoire, contemporary compositions, and works with Spanish, flamenco, jazz, Brazilian, and world music influences. This vibrant variety allows Duende to perform highly entertaining, dynamic performances with a focus on audience accessible repertoire.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the door for $12 or presale for $10 by calling (716) 592-9038 or at SpringvilleArts.org. Admission is free to anyone 18 and under.