The Little Symphonic Duet are an astonishing duo capable of performing symphonies with nothing more than a charango, a small, traditional stringed instrument from the Andes, and a guitar. Led by Italy-based, highly accomplished Chilean musician Michel Barros Bessone, who has developed uñeta - a way of plucking that produces the higher notes in an orchestra – this duo will dazzle us with Michel’s incredible arrangements of works by Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Rossini and more. Expect one or two traditional, folkloric tunes thrown in, and a special guest!
These are some of the pieces they have in mind to perform (never set in stone!):
- Overture "The Thieving Magpie" G.Rossini
- Swan Lake (act 2 n. 10) P.I.Tchaikovsky
- Allegro non molto "l'inverno" op.8 n. 4 A.Vivaldi
- Eine Kleine Nacht Musik W.A.Mozart
- Rondò alla turca W.A.Mozart
- Czardas V.Monti
- Alla Hornpipe G.F.Händel
- Preludio BWV 1006 J.S.Bach
- Fuga BWV 1001 J.S.Bach
- Tarantella Traditional
- Overture (finale) "William Tell"
- Allegro con Brio op. 67 "Symphony n. 5" L.V.Beethoven
Little Symhonic Duet on Youtube: http://bit.ly/2VwjSwd
The charango is a traditional Andean string instrument originally built from the shell of an armadillo, using it as a resonant box. With time the charango became an important instrument of South American music, and the most emblematic instruments of the Andean folk tradition.
Michel Barros Bessone is a composer, guitarist and charango player born in Santiago de Chile. As a charango player - an instrument with which he has developed a unique and personal style - he has performed live extensively both as a solist and in bands taking his music around to the most important European cities.