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Guitarist, Flutist at ABAC First Tuesday Concert February 2

January 25, 2016

The First Tuesday Concert Series on Feb. 2 will feature “A Night with Duo Allant” at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  This concert is open to the public at no charge.

The First Tuesday series, now in its 14th year, features regional professional artists on the first Tuesdays of five months during the year.  Dr. Susan Roe, Director of Music for the School of Liberal Arts, is the First Tuesday Program Director.

Classical guitarist Francois Fowler and flutist Kathryn Thomas Umble make up Duo Allant.  They are recognized for the high level of musicianship and artistry that they bring to each performance.

Fowler is a former faculty member in the ABAC music department.  This performance is his third with the First Tuesday Series. Umble is an assistant professor of flute at Youngstown State University and has served on the faculties of Bowling Green State University and Grove City College. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, and Michigan State University.

The performance will include “Histoire du Tango” by Astor Piazzolla, “Two Lute Songs” written by John Dowland and arranged by Fowler and Umble, Jacques Hoert’s “Entr’acte,” “Mountain Songs” by Robert Beaser, David Morgan’s “One Dance, Many Dancers” composed by Duo Allant, and “Oceans,” an original piece by Duo Allant.

Duo Allant has received glowing accolades for its exciting and diverse programs.  The two musicians’ innovative repertoire spans over 400 years of music from Brazil, Japan, Canada, United States, Great Britain, Argentina, and France.  Fowler and Umble are also enthusiastic about new music and have premiered works composed specifically for them.

Recent performances by the duo include stops at Penn State University’s Esber Hall, the Dayton Classical Guitar Society, the Pittsburgh Music Academy, the Faculty Artist Series at Youngstown State University, and the Ohio Cultural Alliance and Defiance Community Cultural Council Chamber Music Series. In addition to the concert performances, Duo Allant is committed to reaching out to the community and the next generation of young musicians through university master classes and high school presentations.  More information is available at

For more information on the First Tuesday Concert Series, interested persons can contact Roe at
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