Lawler & Fadoul “Break it Down” at the Kennedy Center


Flute/marimba duo Lawler & Fadoul return to the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.) with a new Kinderkonzert program – Break it Down! – on Saturday February 9 at 11:30am and 1:00pm. Flutist Zara Lawler and marimba player Paul J Fadoul will dissect the pieces and parts of music and musical instruments for curious concert goers age 4 and older. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here.

Have you ever wondered how a marimba fits in a car, or how you can get three flutes in a single backpack?  Have you ever wondered what music might sound like if it was less than one year old? Break it Down! answers these questions and more.

The engaging and illuminating duo of Zara Lawler, flutist, and Paul J. Fadoul, marimbist offer audiences an unexpected mélange of classical virtuosity, lively commentary, theatrical flair and a small dose of indie rock sensibility. Their repertoire ranges from delightful arrangements of classics to newly written pieces for their unusual instrumentation, and even includes a few one-act plays.

This season’s highlights include a residency at the Yellow Barn Music School in Putney, VT, the premiere of their new arrangements of Preludes and Fugues by Bach and Shostakovich, an appearance at St. Mark’s in the Bowery in New York City, a children’s concert in Lawler’s home town of Nyack, NY, and a tour of their dance-inspired program, Tango Sandwich.