On Sunday, March 17, Lawler and Fadoul will present Katherine Hoover’s Two Preludes: Uptown and Out of Town as part of the New York Flute Club Flute Fair, at the Lighthouse, 111 East 59th Street, New York City. This world premiere was commissioned by the flute/marimba duo as part of their Gronica Project, and anticipates the release of their next CD Prelude Cocktail, due out later this year. They will also be celebrating the composer’s 75th birthday. More information and tickets here.
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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.
Lawler & Fadoul have a long history of collaboration, both as a duo, and previously, as members of the innovative ensemble Tales & Scales. Since 2004, they have performed together in many of the country’s most prestigious venues, including the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, the Cerritos Center, the Kravis Center, Trinity Wall Street, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Lawler & Fadoul are dedicated to increasing the repertoire for their unique combination. In addition to their insightful interpretations of the standards, they create their own arrangements for the duo, and are pursuing commissions of new works. Their Gronica Project, a multi-year program of increasing the repertoire for flute and percussion, begins this year with their own transcriptions of Preludes and Fugues by both Bach and Shostakovich.
Also dedicated and inspiring educators, Lawler & Fadoul are teaching artists for the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. On behalf of the NSO, they create in-school interactive concerts for children from pre-K thru 6th grade, and perform in public schools throughout the DC metro area.