We The People, Part V
The Alturas Duo is one of the most engaging ensembles performing in the chamber music world today.
The only group of its kind, the Duo was formed to bring together the worlds of South American folk, traditional classical and new music on the unusual combination of viola, charango and guitar. Founded by Canadian guitarist, Scott Hill and Chilean violist and charango player, Carlos Boltes, the Alturas Duo has performed extensively in Europe as well as North, Central and South America at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, the Smithsonian Institute, the Music Mountain Chamber Music Series, La Guitarra California, La Maison de Mai in Paris, and the 34th International Viola Congress.
The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra presents “We The People” concert series funded in part by an Arts gant from the National Endowment for the Arts. From 2021 to 2023 the Virtuosi will introduce audiences to the rich and diverse cultural threads woven by America’s immigrants into 20th and 21st-century music. Each concert features an immigrant composer and/or musician, whose music reflects inspiration from a distinct culture or group of cultures. Each concert includes written and/or spoken word pieces by writers who are themselves immigrants from the culture(s) being highlighted. When words fail, music speaks. The series explore connections between cultures, languages, and people.