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Two World Premieres

Lawler & Fadoul rehearse with composer Katherine Hoover

New Preludes by Katherine Hoover and Roshanne Etezady. Lawler & Fadoul have spent the last year commissioning and arranging new Preludes for flute and marimba as part of our Gronica Project to expand repertoire for our instrumentation, and we are so excited to be premiering our two commissions in February and March!  And fear not, if you can’t make it, you can still hear all of these works on Prelude Cocktail, our new CD due out later this year.

Sunday, February 17, 12:30pm
Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, Sheraton Reston Hotel, Reston, VA


Sunday, March 17, 2:15pm
New York Flute Club Flute Fair, The Lighthouse, 111 E. 59th St., New York, NY

  • More information and tickets here.
  • Lawler & Fadoul perform on a concert honoring composerKatherine Hoover (pictured in rehearsal with Paul, above) for her 75th Birthday.  It will be the world premiere of her Two Preludes:  Uptown and Out of Town, written for us just a few months ago.

Break it Down! debuts at the Kennedy Center

Lawler & Fadoul perform at an elementary school

Saturday, February 9

11am and 1:30pm
Family Theater
Kennedy Center
Washington, DC

Tickets available here.
An exciting look at music makers and making music! This energetic program delights in dissecting the pieces and parts of music and musical instruments. Children will be amazed by the way in which instruments from the wind and percussion family are taken apart and put back together again. This highly engaging program is also an introduction to some of the basic structures of music, and includes pieces by Gershwin, Shostakovich and Brubeck. Watch, listen, and lend a helping hand as this dynamic duo of Paul Fadoul on marimba and Zara Lawler on flute build music from the ground up! For age 4 and up.Come early for the Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.” Starting one hour before each Kinderkonzert, this hands-on activity in the Kennedy Center Hall of States gives children a chance to get up close with the instruments they’ll see played on stage–from violins and trumpets to oboes and flutes.

February News

Have you ever wondered how a marimba fits in a car, or how you can get three flutes in a single backpack?  Have you ever wondered what music might sound like if it was less than one year old?

You’re in luck, because Lawler & Fadoul will be answering those questions and more this month and next.

We start of next weekend with our new Kinderkonzert at the Kennedy Center:  Break it Down! explores the ways music and musical instruments come apart and can go back together, and is perfect for the curious concert-goer age 4 or older.  Then, at the Mid-Atlantic and New York Flute Club Flute Fairs, we premiere new Preludes written for us by composers Katherine Hoover and Roshanne Etezady, as well as other pieces from our upcoming CD.

See next few posts for details — we hope to see you at one of our shows!