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Flute and classical guitar ensemble debuting during national celebration of chamber music


VALPARAISO, INDIANA, 5/4/15.   Duo Sequenza will be performing at the Memorial Opera House on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30 pm in celebration of National Chamber Music Month, a nationwide initiative to draw attention to small ensemble performance.


Duo Sequenza’s performance is one of hundreds taking place across the country in May as part of this fourth annual series. Last year, participants in all fifty states took part in events showcasing ensemble music of all styles, including classical, jazz, world, and early music, as well as contemporary and experimental works informed by emerging technologies and innovative performance techniques.


Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals and the organization behind National Chamber Music Month, has encouraged ensembles and presenters, both well-known and emerging, to utilize this month to increase public awareness of chamber music performance and to attract new audiences within their own communities.


Duo Sequenza has chosen this month as an auspicious time for the relaunch of their celebrated collaboration as nationally touring chamber music artists.  Comprised of Debra Silvert, hailed as a “gem of a flutist” and classical guitarist Paul Bowman, critically acclaimed as being “among the best guitarists in the world,” their dynamic performances have received enthusiastic standing ovations from audiences throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Their May 20 program, "American Treasures," showcases audience favorites by living American composers Easley Blackwood, David Noon, Ned Rorem and Robert Beaser.  Both Blackwood and Rorem (Pulitzer Prize 1976) are Hoosiers by birth. Interpretive commentary is a hallmark of Duo Sequenza’s concerts.


Chamber Music America defines chamber music as works for small ensembles of 2–10 members, playing one to a part and generally performing without a conductor. “Chamber music is a vibrant and diverse field,” said Margaret M. Lioi, CEO of Chamber Music America. “It includes contemporary music, jazz, world music, Western classical, and styles that draw from all of these. National Chamber Music Month will showcase the richness of chamber music through performances in urban and rural areas across the country, and we are thrilled that so many presenters and ensembles are participating.”


Silvert, a Valparaiso resident for over 35 years, and Bowman, a native of Chesterton, are committed to encouraging public interest and support of serious art music by introducing new audience members to this compelling instrumental combination with an eye toward broadening the national audience for chamber music in general. If you think you don’t like classical music, you haven’t heard Duo Sequenza!


The May 20 event, their first local performance in more than 20 years, will be preceded by cocktails with the artists beginning at 7 pm. Memorial Opera House offers a full service cash bar. Tickets are $12, and are available through the Memorial Opera House Box Office, (219) 548-9137, or online at or

Duo Sequenza is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts service organization. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.


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Several other poses, as well as B&W photographs are also available by request.


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