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Lopez Tabor Duo to perform Sunday

This Sunday, Jan. 15, Venezuelan violinist Alphonso Lopez, and Venezuelan-born pianist Michelle Tabor will present a concert at Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 6th Street, in Apalachicola.

Lopez, one of the most prominent musicians of his generation in Venezuela, is

concertmaster of the Venezuela National Symphony Orchestra and was twice nominated for a Latin Grammy award. He is also a professor at the Emil Friedman School, an outstanding private music and education school in Caracas.

Tabor, a resident of Tallahassee, completed her doctorate in music theory at Florida State University and gives recitals and lectures at the College Music Society, the

American Musicological Society and the International Conference on Latin American Music.

The duo have been performing worldwide since 2004 and tour twice a year in the U.S. This is an encore appearance on the Forgotten Coast for the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts. Their first performance here in January 2020 was to a full house with attendees coming from many towns and cities on the Panhandle.

Their program, a diverse mix of music by composers from the 17th to the 20th century, includes Suite Populaire Espagnole by Manual de Falla, considered one of

Spain’s foremost composers and musicians of the 20th century.

They will also be playing El Choclo by Argentine composer Angel Villoldo, one of the pioneers of tango music, plus a piece by American ragtime musician Scott Joplin; a Sonata for Piano and Violin by Ludwig von Beethoven; and music by Arcangelo Corelli, Pedro Elias Gutierrez, and Pablo de Sarasate.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for the 4 p.m. performance. Tickets are available in advance through Eventbrite at www.inconcertapalachicola.org. Or attendees can pay the $20 per

person donation at the door the day of the concert.

Immediately following the concert there’s a reception at Trinity’s Benedict Hall where light refreshments and beverages will be served, people can get to meet the musicians, and have an opportunity to purchase CDs of their music.

The Ilse Newell concert sponsor this year is Construct Group SE, with additional funding by Duke Energy and the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

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