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‘Duet Cabaret’ scheduled for Jan. 17

Staff Report~ 1/14/2015

CAVE CREEK – The Desert Foothills Library and AZMusicfest invite the community to Duet Cabaret, a performance that celebrates the power of music on Saturday, Jan. 17, 5 p.m. at the
library, located at 38443 N. School House Road, in Cave Creek.

The Duet Cabaret is a musical collaboration featuring acclaimed Music Director Robert “Bob” Moody, who will be joined by the string ensemble “Simply Three,” plus established pianist Larry Loeber and youthful prodigy Samuel Yu.

Moody has headed the Arizona Musicfest Festival as Artistic Director since 2007. He was an
associate and resident conductor with the Phoenix Symphony from 1998 through 2006, as well as the Founder of the Phoenix Symphony Chorus and Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony Youth Orchestra.  Director of the Portland, ME and Winston Salem NC symphonies, Moody has accompanied internationally acclaimed artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Renee Fleming, Andre Watts, and Midori.

 “Simply Three” is a young trio that has been praised for its technical virtuosity with its original works and innovative arrangements that blend classical style with popular songs of today.

Larry Loeber, is a local pianist of acclaim, and Samuel Yu, a 13-year-old musician, is the winner of Arizona’s 2013 Music Teachers National Association Junior Piano Competition.

Tickets to this musical event are $30 and include an artist’s reception with appetizers and beverages. Tickets may be purchased by calling the library at (480) 488-2286 or AZMusicfest at (480) 488-0806.