Fredwig Von Rocktoven (aka Fred Brandstrader)
Oak Park 4th of July Parade, 2011
Tickets: $15 for Adults, $10 for children:
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020
The Church of Beethoven, Oak Park celebrates the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth with a brand new location!
Flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo are a married couple whose unique interpersonal performer-composer collaboration of seventeen years breathes new life into classical music. Folias Duo melds characteristics of European classical music with jazz, world music and the art of improvisation. The rhythms, contours, and textures of their meticulously crafted and scenic music continue to test the technical and sonic limitations of the intimate ute and guitar combination.
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Folias Duos performing career has taken them to stages throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. Folias Duos self-booked 2019 summer tour included twenty concert performances throughout the western United States, while recent Michigan performance highlights include the Grand Rapids Community College International Guitar Series, where they presented their rst ute and guitar concerto, the Scarab Club Chamber Music Series in Detroit, where they performed their own arrangement of Astor Piazzollas Angel Suite for ute, guitar and string quartet and performances on the Grand Rapids Art Museums Classical Series.
Folias Duo has produced and released seven albums of original compositions and arrangements, including ve albums on the Blue Grifn Recording label in 2004-2014. More recently they released Dreaming to Live (2017) and Delicate Omens (2019) on their own Folias Music label.
One performance only - Sunday, March15th at 10:30 am.
Tickets are only $15 for general admission and $10 for students / kids
Premiere performance: July 17, 2011
The poet for our April 28th concert is Cameron Gearen. Cameron is a poet and memoirist, competent baker of scones, single mom of two daughters, and aspiring bluegrass guitarist. She grew up in Oak Park, lived away for more than two decades, and is glad to be back. Cameron is currently the Hemingway Writer-in-Residence at the Hemingway Foundation. Her book, Some Perfect Year, came out in 2017 from Shearsman Press. She's currently seeking a publisher for her memoir, Rotten.
Church of Beethoven is a non-profit 501(c) 3organization