Sarah Swersey (flute) and Joe Belmont (guitar) are sought after for concert performances around New England, and they also love to provide exquisite music for weddings and other special events. As Dúo Fusión, their specialties are classical and jazz, but they also venture into bossa nova, tango and stirring traditional music from around the world. Sarah and Joe will customize a program to create the musical ambiance you desire.
The duo's joyful diversity of sound is evident on their newly released debut album "Dúo Fusión," which has been featured on both the classical and jazz programs of western New England's NPR station WFCR (88.5 FM, Amherst, Mass.) and on the jazz, world music and other programming of WMUA (91.1 FM), the noncommercial station at the University of Massachusetts.
Sarah Swersey has enlivened the great concert halls of Europe and America, performing orchestral and chamber music. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, with a master's degree from Yale University School of Music, she spent seven years as principal flutist of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain.
Joe Belmont, widely recognized as one of the finest guitarists in New England, has led jazz ensembles and been a featured member of groups performing everything from worldbeat to rock. He plays an extraordinarily broad range of styles -- classical, jazz, flamenco, and rock, to name a few. Joe has a degree in composition from the City University of New York and is on the performance faculty at Amherst College.
Performing together, Sarah and Joe create tastefully gorgeous and memorable sounds as Dúo Fusión.
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Fusión, Spanish for fusion (noun): a merging of diverse, distinct, or separate elements into a unified whole; a union by or as if by melting; music combining different styles.