Married for close to 20 years and performing together for more than 15, Susana Prieto of Spain and Alexis Muzurakis of Greece still bring plenty of passion and romance to the stage, as well as an instinctual and almost otherworldly musical unity, as Duo Melis. The acclaimed classical guitarists will no doubt put the stellar acoustics of St. Mark's Lutheran Church to good use with a performance featuring works by De Falla, Piazzolla and more. Their prior Bay Area appearances have been much lauded, with the San Francisco Classical Voice praising the duo's "sensitive musicianship, virtuosic panache and stylish performances."
Program (subject to change):
M. De Falla: Danza Española No. 2 from La Vida Breve; Danza de los Vecinos from El Sombrero de Tres Picos; Danza de la Molinera from El Sombrero de Tres Picos
Antoine de Lhoyer: Duo No. 3, Op. 31
D. Bogdanovic: Sonata-Fantasia
J. Ph. Rameau: Allemante; Les Rappel de Oiseaux; Les Tendres Plaintes; Les Cyclopes
Enrique Granados: Valses Poéticos
A. Piazzolla: Tango Suite