Music at the Mansion - Noteworthy Duo
220 North Euclid, Oak Park, IL 60302
Friday, Oct 24 at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Cheney Mansion captures the "Sounds of South America" with this duo guitar and flute performance by Michael Nigro and Lisa Schroeder. Their program celebrates the music of South America, from folkloric dances to sophisticated impressionism. For reservations, please call the Mansion at (708) 383-2612.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door
Lisa Schroeder and Michael Nigro join their musical talents, creating an experience of pure elegance and classical artistry. Their vision is to reach a non-classical audience, inspire the classical listener, and to touch just one life with a "noteworthy" performance. Their interest in South American Music can be heard throughout their extensive flute and guitar repertoire. Lisa and Michael are both on faculty at Vanguard University of Southern California.
During the course of the concert, in an informal manner, Michael and Lisa often include commentary, information, and anecdotes about the composers and pieces they are performing. Their striking ability to communicate with their audience makes "Noteworthy" performances seem more like an intimate gathering of friends than a recital for strangers.
Flutist, Lisa Schroeder is a Los Angeles based performer, teacher, and clinician. As a high school junior, she attended the esteemed Interlochen Center for the Arts and knew from that moment on that she was destined to be a flute performer. Lisa began her collegiate music studies at Eastern Michigan University and later relocated to Nashville, Tennessee where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from Middle Tennessee State University.
Michael Anthony Nigro showed an interest in the guitar at an early age and began playing by the age of 12. After several years of lessons with local teachers and self-study, he attended the prestigious Indiana University School of Music where he graduated with his Bachelor of Music Degree in 2000 under the direction of Ernesto Bitetti.
After moving back to his native Southern California, he attended California State University, Fullerton and earned a Master of Music degree under the tutelage of David Grimes.