Fandango! Will Perform at Kahilu Theatre

September 20, 2015, 7:55 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:12 PM
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A group of four multi-award-winning, world traveling masters of their craft and new Chicago quartet Fandango! will perform at Kahilu Theatre on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7p.m.

The group, made up of world renowned talent, will perform a mixture of Latin, Spanish, Sephardic, Balkan, and classical sounds. Fandango! was founded by Eugenia Moliner, flute; Desirée Ruhstrat, violin; Denis Azabagic, guitar, and David Cunliffe, cello.

Moliner and Azabagic are a husband and wife pair who together are known as the Cavatina Duo. Moliner is a native of Spain and has performed with musical leaders from the Chicago Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Toronto Symphony orchestras. Azabagic, on the other hand, is a prizewinning international competitor who has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras, include the Chicago and Madrid symphonies.

Ruhstrat and Cunliffe are also a married pair who are members of the Lincoln Trio and winners of the 2008 Masterplayers International Competition in Venice, Italy. Ruhstrat has won a number of awards and was the youngest individual to ever win at Switzerland’s Tibor Varga International Competition. Cunliffee has been a principal celloist with the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Scottish and Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestras. He has also participated in tours of Australia, Europe, and the United States with the Balanescu Quartet.

Among the pieces that the group will perform are Antonio Vivaldi’s L’Inverno from Le quattro stagioni, Alan Thomas’ Trio Sefardi, Miroslav Tadic’s Three Balkan Pieces, Georg Philipp Telemann’s (arr. Russ Tweedle) Trio in E minor for Flute, Violin, Cello & Guitar, Carlos Rivera’s Plegaria y Kanto (Al Bodre de la Mar), and Manuel de Falla’s Danza Española.


A youth show will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Fandango! will perform for local schools, home schooled students, and other youth. Those interested in joining the youth show should register online.


Tickets for the evening performance are $20/$37/$47/$68 and can be purchased at the Kahilu Theatre website, by phone at 885-6868, or by visiting the Kahilu Threatre Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mike & Ruth Bernstone, Michele Varin, KTA Superstores, and an anonymous donor have made the performances possible through sponsorship.

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