Music duet set for OUS performace

Published 10:23 am Thursday, February 16, 2012



The Violauta Duo are taking their talents to Ohio University Southern.

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Guitarist Julio Alves and flutist Wendell Dobbs make up the group. Soprano Linda Dobbs will join the duo for the event; they will perform folk songs by Seiber and Copland.

Alves and Wendell Dobbs are faculty members from Marshall University’s music department.

The duo has explored ethnic and national diversity over the past few years. They have studied modern music from North and South America, and ancient music from Europe.

Violauta is coined from the Brazilian word for guitar, violao and the Italian word for flute, which is flauta.

Dr. Dobbs’ artistry has been favorably compared to that of famous flutist, Sir James Galway, for his technical skill and musical interpretations.

For the past two years, Dobbs has teamed with Alves to create musical sounds with a Brazilian flavor.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Bowman Auditorium. Tickets will be $10; they can be purchased at the door. Ohio University students are admitted free with valid ID.

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