Monday March 12th 7:30PM $15
Tuesday March 13th 7:30PM (Frances-Marie Uitti and Ayman Fanous only)
"The spectacularly gifted cellist Frances-Marie Uitti has made a career out of demolishing musical boundaries. She has developed new techniques (most famously, playing with two bows simultaneously), collaborated with a who's who of contemporary composers, and pushed the cello into realms of unexpected beauty and expression.... Uitti showed why she might be the most interesting cellist on the planet." (Wash. Post)
Over the last 25 years, Ayman Fanous has forged a singular synthesis of classical and flamenco guitar technique with contemporary free improvisation. His music has been described as a “stylistic amalgam of Derek Bailey and Paco de Lucia” (Signal to Noise). Fanous also reaches back into his Egyptian ancestry in improvisations on the bouzouki. He has given hundreds of solo performances, and has also led duos or trios with a number of leading improvising musicians including Bern Nix, Tomas Ulrich, Jason Hwang, William Parker, Frances-Marie Uitti, Ned Rothenberg, Mark Feldman, Mat Maneri, Lori Freedman, Kinan Azmeh, Ikue Mori, Andrea Parkins, Chris Speed, Greg Howard, Satoshi Takeishi, and Tatsuya Nakatani. His duo CD with Tomas Ulrich (Konnex, 2007), was described as "the benchmark for all cello-guitar duo recordings" (Signal to Noise). His duo CD with violinist Jason Hwang (Innova, 2013) was described by Robert Iannopollo (in Cadence Magazine) as "one of the finest duet recordings I've heard in recent memory."