Sephardic Journey: The Cavatina Duo with Desiree Ruhstrat, violin and David Cunliffe, cello

September 10, 2021, 12:00 pm

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Eugenia Moliner and Denis Azabagic are a Chicago-based husband-and-wife flute and guitar duo who make music as the Cavatina Duo.  Violinist Desirée Ruhstrat and cellist David Cunliffe, also a married couple, are both members of the Lincoln Trio, one of Chicago’s most celebrated chamber ensembles. In this Impromptu Encore from 2016, the quartet  performed excerpts from their recent album on the Cedille label. “Sephardic Journey” consists of works inspired by Sephardic music, specially commissioned from some of today’s leading composers.

  • “Trio Sefardi” for flute, cello, and guitar, by Alan Thomas

  • “Isabel” Duo for Flute and Guitar, by Joseph V. Williams II

  • Plegaria y Canto, by Carlos Rivera