While the museum is not yet open for public programs, we are pleased to offer a “virtual concert” made possible by Duo Apollon in partnership with Laguna Beach Live!
Duo Apollon perform original repertoire for voice and guitar, as well as transcriptions from piano. The repertoire originally written for voice and guitar showcases song cycles that are rarely heard, while the transcriptions reinterpret classic art song with the unique sound of the guitar-voice duo.
With a love of sharing the art song repertoire, soprano Anastasia Malliaras and guitarist Aaron Haas are co-creators of Duo Apollon. They perform original repertoire for voice and guitar, as well as transcriptions from piano. The repertoire originally written for voice and guitar showcases song cycles that are rarely heard, while the transcriptions reinterpret classic art song with the unique sound of the guitar-voice duo. The pair met at the University of Southern California and have been featured on numerous concert series, including Sundays Live at LACMA. As winners of the 2019 Beverly Hills National Auditions, Duo Apollon was awarded concerts on Southern California’s esteemed classical concert series Music by the Sea in Encinitas, The Interludes in Torrance, and Music at the Mansion in Beverly Hills’ historic Greystone Mansion.
Anastasia made her operatic debut in 2013 in Falstaff at the Bay View Music Festival and has since sung numerous leading operatic roles. Anastasia is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, and the University of Southern California, where she received a Master of Music degree in Vocal Arts. She is an alumnus of the Young Artist Vocal Academy at Houston Grand Opera.
Aaron is a classical guitarist and self-proclaimed musical story-teller who graduated summa cum laude from Skidmore College and is currently a Teaching Assistant at USC, where he is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts with William Kanengiser of the famed Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
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