SHIRLEY -- The Tedesco Duo, a lively flute and guitar duo from New England, will perform a concert of chamber works at the Shirley Meeting House on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10.

The program will include works by Tedesco, Pujol, Larsen, Giuliani and Borne.

Arielle Burke (flute) and Catherine O'Kelly (guitar) formed the Tedesco Duo in 2011 at The Hartt School, and together they have enjoyed performing works from a variety of eras and styles. Recent performances include Libby Larsen's Blue Third Pieces, performed as part of The Rivers School Conservatory's Seminar on Contemporary Music, and a concert at the Shirley Meetinghouse this past April. The Tedesco Duo is praised for its ability to perform contemporary music in a way that engages the audience.

Arielle Burke is currently pursuing her master's in flute performance at the New England Conservatory under the instruction of Renee Krimsier. She received her Bachelor of Music from The Hartt School of the University of Hartford in May of 2013 where she studied with Janet Arms. There, she earned the Solomon Elsner Award for academic achievement and was named a 2012-2013 Presser Scholar, an honor she received for her excellence in music and academic merit. In 2012, she premiered a chamber piece by Larry Allen Smith with Janet Arms at the National Flute Association Convention. Arielle has recently joined the East Coast Scoring Orchestra.

Catherine O'Kelly earned her master's in guitar performance in 2013 at The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT, where she studied with Richard Provost.


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She earned her BA in music and philosophy from Vassar College in 2011, graduating with honors. In December of 2012, Catherine performed as the solo guitarist in Four Rhodian Scenes by Thomas McGah with Capitol Winds in West Hartford, CT, under the direction of Gary Partridge. She has performed in masterclasses with Jason Vieaux, Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Andrew York and Vladimir Gorbach. In addition to being an active performer, Catherine teaches classical guitar at several music schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut, specializing in teaching through the Suzuki method.

Contact the Tedesco Duo for more information: info@tedescoduo.com.