Festival presents music duo
The Hot Springs Music Festival will present a concert by the piano- violin duo Kanade at 3 p. m. March 2 at Garvan Woodland Gardens’ Anthony Chapel.
The duo owes its formation to the 2010 season of the Hot Springs Musical Festival, where violinist Mao Omura and pianist Erika Tazawa first met. The two, who are both Japanese natives and aspiring to further their musical careers in the United States, had much in common, instantly became friends, and started performing together. During their inaugural season, the duo appeared in concert series spanning the northeast U. S., where audiences warmly welcomed them.
The name Kanade was inspired by the Japanese verb “kanade- ru,” which means “to express one’s spirit through music.” Kanade strives to create a musical atmosphere that resonates with and communicates to the core emotions of their audience, offering the most personal experience possible.
Tickets are $ 15 and $ 5 for students, and may be reserved by calling the festival at 623- 4763.
CONCERT PERFORMERS: Emerging professional musicianspianist Erika Tazawa andviolinist Mao Omura have performed on stages worldwide.