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The Greater Portland Flute Society is energized by and grateful to have vibrant partnerships with fellow music organizations in the Greater Portland Area, the Willamette Valley and other places in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Together we celebrate and nurture the deep and varied musical culture that surrounds us.

Folias Duo - Flutist Carmen Maret and Guitarist Andrew Bergeron

May 26th, 2024 - 2:00 - 3:00

Presented to you by the Greater Portland Flute Society,

CDZ Collegium Musica, and the Portland Guitar Society







These two artists are top talents, almost singular within contemporary flute and guitar ensembles. (Flutist Quarterly)

You Are Invited

Date & Time: Sunday, May 26, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: The Old Madeleine Church, 3124 NE 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97212. Parking available at the lots behind the building on 24th. Street parking around as well. Entrance to the performance hall is on 23rd.

Cost: FREE for all. However, the artists will accept donations at the door.

Tickets: No need to purchase tickets or otherwise register for the event. Just show up!

Program Description

Promo Video 

Join us for a concert with Folias Duo, the celebrated musical pairing of flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, who redefines classical music with a dynamic blend of jazz, world music, and improvisation. With two decades of collaboration, their compelling compositions and mesmerizing performances have earned them recognition as pioneers in the contemporary flute and guitar ensemble scene. They will grace the stage with their original compositions, drawing inspiration from their life on the road and the profound impressions evoked by the natural world, all showcased from their latest album, "Heartdance.”

Folias Duo will also be appearing on Friday May 24, 1:00 -2:00 at the Mary's Woods Chapel (Special Invitation), 17400 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego. This appearance is presented by CDZ Collegium Musica and Mary's Wood's Chapel. 

Folias Duo Bio

Website: www.foliasduo.com

Facebook @foliasduo, Instagram @foliasduo,

TikTok @foliasduo, YouTube @foliasduo

Folias Duo CDs and Merch


“Theirs is a music that transcends genre and that

ultimately brands itself as Folias Duo music, full stop.” (Textura on Heartdance 2023)

Folias Duo is a distinguished musical ensemble, renowned for its remarkable fusion of classical and contemporary influences. Comprising flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, this married duo has cultivated a unique and enduring performer-composer collaboration spanning two decades. Their exceptional artistry breathes fresh vitality into classical music, infusing it with the rich tapestry of jazz, world music, and improvisation, crafting meticulously curated and evocative compositions.

As accomplished composers and performers, Folias Duo continually explores the technical and sonic possibilities inherent in their intimate flute and guitar combination. Their innovative approach has garnered acclaim and recognition from the industry, with Flutist Quarterly hailing them as "top talents," a distinction that underscores their singular position within the contemporary flute and guitar ensemble landscape.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Folias Duo operates as a self-managed performing group, captivating classical music audiences across the United States, South America, and Europe. They specialize in crafting performances for discerning audiences seeking creative, artistic, and out-of-the-ordinary musical experiences. The duo has graced venues such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Chicago Botanic Gardens, and the National Flute Association Convention, among others, in addition to numerous intimate listening rooms, library theaters, and Guitar Society meeting spaces.

With an impressive discography encompassing eight albums, including releases on Blue Griffin Recording and their own Folias Music label, they have consistently showcased their original compositions and innovative arrangements. Their recent offerings, including "Dreaming to Live," "Delicate Omens," and "Heartdance," further demonstrate their dedication to pushing the boundaries of musical expression and inspiring audiences with their visionary artistry.


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