Hudson Lanier plays the guitar. Laura McIntyre’s instrument is the bassoon. Together, as Duo Brucoco, they are expanding the repertoire of two instruments that are seldom paired but make what has been described as “a perfect sonic marriage.”
Join them at the Arizona Senior Academy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 8) for an adventurous musical journey that visits the Baroque era of Vivaldi and Diesel and contemporary America, where works by composers Michael Albaugh and Michael Djupstrom will be featured. A side trip to Argentina and Brazil promises to be memorable with Piazzolla’s “Histoire du Tango” and Villa-Lobos’s “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5.”
Lanier, who recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University, is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and Eastman School of Music. He made his solo debut with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra in 2012 playing the “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo.
A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music with a Master of Music degree from ASU, McIntyre is completing her DMA at the University of Texas at Austin with renowned pedagogue Kristin Wolfe Jensen. In 2013, she won second prize in the T. Gordon Parks Collegiate Concerto Competition sponsored by Arapahoe Philharmonic in Littleton, Colorado.
Lanier and McIntyre first played together in 2011 at a Phoenix farmers market. It was a typical offbeat venue for Classical Revolution, a loose collective of classically trained musicians across the country who are dedicated to broadening the audience for high-quality chamber music by performing it in untraditional settings.
Currently based in Austin, where they work with Boys & Girls Clubs, the Duo is focusing on bringing live classical music to at-risk youth who have few opportunities to hear it. As part of their outreach efforts this summer, they are touring small towns in rural Texas playing free concerts for children.
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