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Thursdays @ Three: Folias Duo; MarimbaLab

May 23, 2024: Host Christa Wessel welcomes the Folais Duo and MarimbaLab to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio.

The Folais Duo is made up of flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron and will share some of their original compositions, drawing inspiration from their life on the road and the profound impressions evoked by the natural world, as showcased on their latest album, “Heartdanceā€. MarimbaLab will feature six marimbas!


The Folias Duo is a distinguished musical ensemble, renowned for its remarkable fusion of classical and contemporary influences. Comprising flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, this married duo has cultivated a unique and enduring performer-composer collaboration spanning two decades. Their exceptional artistry breathes fresh vitality into classical music, infusing it with the rich tapestry of jazz, world music, and improvisation, crafting meticulously curated and evocative compositions.

With an impressive discography encompassing eight albums, including releases on Blue Griffin Recording and their own Folias Music label, they have consistently showcased their original compositions and innovative arrangements. Their recent offerings, including “Dreaming to Live,” “Delicate Omens,” and “Heartdance,” further demonstrate their dedication to pushing the boundaries of musical expression and inspiring audiences with their visionary artistry.

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MarimbaLab is a fun music program that uses diatonic and chromatic marimbas to teach marimba through arrangements of pop music. Find more at

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