Duo Orfeo performs Saturday at La Grua
Those still floating on the guitar magic of last week's Tommy Emmanuel/Mike Dawes concert at the Garde — or for those of you who regret missing it — take note! On Saturday in Stonington's La Grua Center, two more six-string maestros, Duo Orfeo — Joseph Ricker and Jamie Balmer, nuancing both electric and acoustic instruments — present "Peculiar Arabesques."
The program, part of La Grua's esteemed "Music Matters" series, features an intoxicating selection of 19th century European art music including works by Ferdinando Carulli, Graciano Tarragó, Chopin Mazurka, Reynaldo Hahn, Enrique Grandados and Isaac Albéniz. There were no actual flying machines in the 19th century — but this collection of music from that era, and these particular guitarists, certainly soars.
"Peculiar Arabesque," Duo Orfeo 5 p.m. Saturday, La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington; $15, free for 18 and under; (860) 535-2300.