We are thrilled to be presenting Cavatina Duo on July 12th! This event represents ACG’s sixth annual collaborative presentation with Austin Chamber Music Center. Starting at 7:30pm on the 12th, the music of the world’s foremost guitar and flute duo will fill UT’s Bates Recital Hall, and we hope you will join us! Tickets are available at AustinClassicalGuitar.org or 512-300-2247.

We’ve just received the duo’s program (below), which is a marvelous blend of everything from a Bach Sonata to traditional Balkan pieces arranged by Clarice Assad.

The program also features the newest work by our composer in residence, Dr. Joseph V. Williams II. When asked recently about the piece, Williams said, “I was overjoyed to create a piece for the outstanding Cavatina Duo. At their request, I drew inspiration from the Sephardic Jews who lived in Spain up until the 15th Century. This piece, entitled Isabel, pays tribute to the tragic history of Isabel de los Olivos y López and her persecution during the Spanish Inquisition. It draws from the Sephardic folk song Durme, durme mi linda donzella and bears witness to her struggle.”


Eugenia Moliner, Flute
Denis Azabagic, Guitar
Austin, TX
July 2014



Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata in E major for flute and continuo (BWV 1035)

Adagio ma non tanto





Clarice Assad (b. 1977)

Three Balkan pieces

Ratchenitsa (trad. Bulgarian)

Ajde slusaj, slusaj (trad. Macedonian)

Kalajdzijsko Oro (trad. Macedonian)

Commissioned by Cavatina Duo


Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Adiós Nonino

(arr. Ian Murphy)

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

Variations on “O Cara armonia” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute

(arr. Alan Thomas)




Joe Williams (b. 1979)

Isabel (In Memory of Isabel de los Olivos y Lopez)

Written for Cavatina Duo

Alan Thomas (b. 1968)

Out of Africa (solo guitar)

Call at Sunrise

Morning Dance


Evening Dance

Cradle Song

Alan Thomas

Fantasy on themes from La Traviata, after Krakamp, Briccialdi, and Tarrega

Commissioned by Cavatina Duo