May 12, 2019

Thanks for tuning in, here's the line up for our Florida performances!

Inspired by Bach

Sonata for violin and basso continuo BWV 1021

Johann Sebastian Bach

  1. Adagio - Vivace

  2. Largo - Presto

Suite Inspirato

Hirono Borter

  1. Muse I

  2. After rainfall

  3. Nostalgic r...

May 11, 2019

The following are program notes for our upcoming concerts in Florida. Hope you enjoy learning a little about the selections we have prepared!

May 12, 2019 @ 5pm- Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine

May 16, 2019 @ 6:30pm - Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Ocal...

May 7, 2019

Heitor Villa-Lobos had a great deal of experience playing in street bands, he was also a cellist and had the opportunity to play in the Rio Opera Company, prior to the launching of his career as a composer. The diversity of these experiences must have profoundly affect...

May 2, 2019

Hirono and I first stumbled across the musical genre ‘chôro’ as graduate students at the Eastman School of Music. I must confess that at that time, we likely didn’t have an explicit interest in learning about popular musical forms outside the Western Classical traditio...

February 8, 2019

Welcome back and Happy (belated) New Year!  We recognize it has been a while since we built on our blog.  Our ambition and resolution this coming year is to not only write more frequently about music, but also to be open about, and embrace, the joys and challenges we e...

April 12, 2018

Having grown up in Central Florida, I suppose I'll always feel like a Floridian at heart.  When I was a teenager, my family relocated from Ocala, FL to Richmond, VA, where I spent the remainder of my pre-college days, before moving on to Cleveland (OH), Rochester (NY)...

January 9, 2018

As a college student studying abroad, I (Hirono) remember how much I cherished those opportunities to return to my native country, Japan. Opportunities to travel home seemed to come relatively frequently, giving me ample time to visit with family and friends, as well a...

October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween everyone! 

Even though we are busy with our musical activities, we don't forget to have fun creating non-musical crafts with our boys.  Here are some photos of our fall time fun activities with our boys.

One can hardly discuss Halloween without speak...

October 19, 2017

We're thrilled to share dates of Duo-B's upcoming Winter Tour of Florida.The program is not quite finalized, but we will certainly be including works by Piazzolla, J.S. Bach, Xenakis.

We won't exactly be "on the beach", but ever since we moved from South Florida we have...

October 1, 2017

So far, we've been very fortunate to have wonderful opportunities to travel as a family when we perform. The very fact that we can travel and share the experience with our two sons is a great joy, and we hope to never lose that ability, however it also brings an added...

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