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Cello, piano concert set at DWU through Soladay Estate Recital Series

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A special cello and piano duet will celebrate Latin music from the early 20th century at the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University next week.

The Glenn E. Soladay Estate Recital Series at DWU will present the Zapateado Duo in concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the Sherman Center. This concert is free and open to all.

The duo consists of Dr. Marie-Elaine Gagnon on cello and Angelica Sganga on piano playing a recital of Spanish and Spanish-inspired music by Aldemaro Romero, Alberto Ginastera, Ernesto Lecuona, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel de Falla and Gaspar Cassado.

Gagnon, a prize-winning cellist from Canada, has performed around Canada and the U.S. She is also a member of the Rawlins Piano Trio and is a faculty member at the University of South Dakota. She is also a principal cello for the Sioux City Symphony.

Sganga, originally of Venezuela, has performed with many prestigious groups, as well as given solo performances, around the world from Steinway Hall to the Beijing Conservatory. She is also an executive board secretary/artistic director of Royal Poinciana District of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs.