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Reflections: The Soul of Latin America. Serenade Duo: Gerry Saulter, guitar - Michelle LaPorte, flute
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Reflections: The Soul of Latin America. Serenade Duo: Gerry Saulter, guitar - Michelle LaPorte, flute

Sun, November 21 9:00 PM, CET

Reserve a spot $3 to reserve, $10+ at event

Serenade Duo’s Reflections program, is a musical journey that celebrates the spirit of Latin American culture throughout the world. The duo will perform a variety of lyrical compositions for flute and guitar from Argentina, Cuba, Italy, and France. The program features tangos, milongas, fantasias, and suites created by living composers.

Gerry Saulter is a renowned Alhambra Guitars Performing Artist, Centaur Recording Artist, and guitarist/founding member of the award-winning flute and guitar ensemble, Serenade Duo. Mr. Saulter is an endorsed artist with Fishman Music and is also recognized as a Royal Classic Strings Artist, playing RC Strings exclusively on all of his instruments.

As a performer, educator, and world chamber music advocate, Mr. Saulter tours extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with flutist Michelle LaPorte. Featured appearances include: Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, American Church in Paris, United States and New Zealand Embassies in Paris, International Schools of Paris and Ireland, American Cathedral in Paris, St. Lawrence Jewry-Guild Hall London, St. John’s Church Stratford, St. Ann’s Church Dublin, Toronto Latin American Flute Festival, Puerto Rico Flute Symposium, Cosmo Music Festival, Music Mondays Series at Toronto Holy Trinity Church, Washington DC Church of the Epiphany Concert Series, University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival, Heckscher Museum of Art, Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts, Wang Center, Custer Observatory, and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Serenade Duo has received five Distinguished Chamber Music Awards from Artists International, a New York Council of the Arts Special Opportunity Grant, a Suffolk County Certificate of Appreciation for Diverse Community Programs, and were chosen as The American Prize Finalists in Chamber Music Performance - Professional Division for 2019-2020..

Throughout his career, Mr. Saulter has also performed as a soloist and chamber musician for many arts organizations, music societies, festivals, museums, libraries, musical theatre productions, and educational institutions worldwide. He has been heard on WSHU Public Radio, appeared on television with PBS/WLIW, News 12 Long Island, FiOS 1, and KCTU.

Gerry Saulter is presently an Applied Instructor of Classical Guitar at Suffolk County Community College. In addition, he is the Guitar Lead Teacher at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. Professor Saulter served as the Deputy Director of the Music Division, as well as the Director of Applied Music at Five Towns College, New York for over twenty years. Professor Saulter was also the Founder/Artistic Director of the Annual Fall Festival of Guitar at Five Towns College. As a result of his dedication to higher learning, Mr. Saulter was inducted into the teacher’s National Honor Society, Phi Sigma Eta. Mr. Saulter is currently a member of the Guitar Foundation of America and has been published in the organization’s magazine, Soundboard. In addition, he was a contributing writer for 20th Century Guitar Magazine with a monthly column entitled The Classical Corner.

Gerry Saulter holds a Masters of Music Degree in Performance from Five Towns College, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an Associates Degree from Nassau College.

Program

Gerry Saulter Classical Guitar
Michelle Laportorte Flute

Serenade Duo’s Reflections program, is a musical journey that celebrates the spirit of Latin American culture throughout the world. The duo will perform a variety of lyrical compositions for flute and guitar from Argentina, Cuba, Italy, and France. The program
features tangos, milongas, fantasias, and suites created by living composers.

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