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Holiday Jazz Romance

Posted: December 11, 2013 - 7:44pm

The Faulkner County Library welcomes the return of Simona Donova and Michael Yoder on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.

Simona and Michael were big hits at our Summer Concert Series, and for the holidays they have prepared a special program, “Holiday Jazz Romance,” a romance around Christmas. The program includes many popular tunes from movies and tunes with a Christmas theme, presented in their own unique and different style.

Flautist Simona Donova and bassist Michael Yoder have been collaborating on live and recorded jazz projects since late 2012, and have performed several times in Central Arkansas. The jazz duo’s unique combination of flute and bass has been featured at a performance in North Little Rock’s Argenta Theater for AETN’s season premier of the television series Downton Abbey, and at a multiple artist showing at the Baum Art Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas. They performed two of Yoder’s original compositions at the 2013 Conway Composers Guild Concert in February at First United Methodist Church. The “chordless duo’s” combination of flute and bass in a jazz performance setting requires the careful selection of songs whose melodies and bass lines work in tandem without accompaniment by piano or guitar.

Refreshments will be served.

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