The Canadian-American duo of Lawler + Fadoul, hailed as “a great treat,” (Classical WETA, Washington, DC) offers audiences an unexpected mélange of classical virtuosity, lively commentary, theatrical flair and a small dose of indie rock sensibility. Comprised of Zara Lawler, flutist, and Paul J. Fadoul, marimbist, the duo’s repertoire ranges from delightful arrangements of classics to newly written pieces for their unusual instrumentation, and even includes a few one-act plays. Their debut album, Prelude Cocktail, was called “collaborative artistry at its finest” by the music blog I Care If You Listen.
Recent highlights include a residency in Western Mass as part of Chamber Music America’s Residency Partnership Program, tours of West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee, and a New York appearance at Mannes School of Music’s Glassbox Performance Space.
In 2016, L+F incubated and premiered their theatrical concert, Clickable: The Art of Persuasion, at the cell theatre in New York City. Clickable includes commissioned works by Canadian composer Jason Nett, American composer Ralph Farris, and hip-hop poet Liza Jessie Peterson, and was released as an album in 2020 on Ravello Records.