Last Solos & Duos Series Concert - Mary Halvorson/Jessica Pavone Duo
Bezanson Recital Hall.
Guitarist Mary Halvorson and violist Jessica Pavone have a long-standing duo, now in its 11th year as a collaborative endeavor. They make music that embraces a wide range of musical traditions to create what Time Out New York describes as, "a challenging fusion of oblique art song, reflective chamber music and thorny free improv."
Halvorson and Pavone have worked together in a variety of musical settings over the past decade, most notably the collective quartet The Thirteenth Assembly (with Taylor Ho Bynum and Tomas Fujiwara) and the ensembles of the iconic saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton. Unlike those larger groups, their duo boils down its diverse influences into intimate original compositions that skillfully blend ethereal vocals and folk-inspired simplicity with an experimental edge, expanding their appeal beyond the boundaries of avant-garde jazz.
“Their level of interplay borders on the clairvoyant", writes Troy Collins.
Tickets are still only $10 and $5 (students), and are available through the FAC box office, 545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMAS. See the entire season at www.fineartscenter.com/