Duo Controverso

Acoustic Duo from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2011

$500 - $1000 per event
About
Duo Controverso
Annette Bjorling - harp
and Kurt Bjorling - clarinet, basset-horn, saxophone

Duo Controverso
Offers a Unique Sound & Instrumentation,
an Exciting & Poetic, Timeless & Modern Repertoire...
... including traditional ethnic music, classical music, original compositions and jazz.
Their intimate accoustic sound spans a wide expressive range, inviting the listener to pause and enjoy music of quiet intensity and ecstatic energy in an otherwise loud and hurried world.

Celebratory muisc for Ceremonies, atmospheric background music for dinners and receptions, virtuose listening music - and exciting dance music!


Annette & Kurt interpret, arrange and improvise pieces based on
traditional folk and ethnic music, such as East-European klezmer music, Turkish, Greek and Romanian dances, Tango, Beguine, ...

The classical repertoire of Duo Controverso ranges from renaissance and baroque-era masters (Bach, Gibbons, Handel, Jenkins, Lasso, Vivaldi),classical and romantic favorites (Chopin, Mendelssohn, Spohr), to French impressionists (Fauré, Debussy, Saint-Saëns) and contemporary composers.

Annette & Kurt play well-known standards as well as obscure but quite
beautiful jazz and pop melodies.

Duo Controverso also appears with various other musicians, singers and performers from the Chicago area, as well as nationally and internationally.
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2012
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Community Event
Northfield, IL
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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Ain't Misbehaving
Fats Waller
Alone
Nacio Herb Brown
Anniversary Waltz
Josef Ivanovici
Anything You Can Do
Irving Berlin
Autum Leaves
Joseph Kosma
As Time Goes By
Herman Hupfeld
At Last
Etta James
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin
Blues
various composers
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Don't You Know
Bobby Worth
Dream a Little Dream
Gus Kahn
Embraceable You
George Gershvin
Everybody Loves Somebody
Koslove/Taylor/Lane
Fascination
F.D. Marchetti
Fly Me to the Moon
Bart Howard
How Deep is the Ocean
Irving Berlin
How High the Moon
Morgan Lewis
I Can't Help Falling in Love With You
G.D. Weiss
I Can't Stop Loving You
Don Gibson
I Got Rhythm
George Gershvin
James
Pat Metheny
Keepin' Out of Mischief
Fats Waller
La Vie En Rose
Louis Guglielmi
Love is Here to Stay
George Gershvin
Lullaby of Birdland
George Shearing
Misty
Erroll Garner
Moon River
Henry Mancini
Mr Sandman
Pat Ballard
My Funny Valentine
Richard Rodgers
Nataliana
Deborah Henson-Conant
New Blues
Deborah Henson-Conant
Oh
Lady Be Good
Pennies from Heaven
Arthur Johnston
Puttin' on the Ritz
Irving Berlin
Softly Like in a Morning Sunrise
Sigmund Romberg
Slowly
David Raksin
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
Stardust
Hoagy Carmichael
Stormy Weather
Harold Arlen
Sweet Sue
Just You
'S Wonderful
George Gershvin
Take Five
Paul Desmond
Tea for Two
Vincent Youmans
They Say It's Wonderful
Irving Berlin
Tiger Rag
Original Dixileand Jass Band
Unchained Melody
Alex North
What a Wonderful World
Bob Thiele/G.D. Weiss
White Christmas
Irving Berlin
A Little Night Music
Stephen Sondheim
Anyone Can Whistle
Stephen Sondheim
Anything Goes
Cole Porter
Cats
Andrew Lloyd Webber    
Fantasticks
harvey Schmidt           
Fiddler on the Roof
Jerry Bock
My Fair Lady
Fredericl Loewe
Oaklahoma
Richard Rodgers        
Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber        
Westside Story
Leonard Bernstein
Sound of Music
Richard Rodgers
Sweeney Todd
Stephen Sondheim
All you need is Love
Beatles
Annie's Song
John Denver
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Green Day
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Elton John
Clocks
Coldplay
Doctor Who
Murray Gold
Every Breath You Take
Sting
Fields of Gold
Sting
Forrest Gump
Alan Silvestri
Heaven
Bryan Adams
I Made it Through the Rain
Barry Manilow
In Dreams
Walsh/Shore
Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars
Living on a Prayer
Bon Jovi
Love Story
Taylor Swift
May it Be
Enya
My Heart Will Go On
James Horner
Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Pink Panther
Henry Mancini
Rainbow Connection
Paul Williams
Right Here Waiting
Richard Marx
River Flows in You
Yiruma
Something
Beatles
Somewhere in Time
John Barry
Song from MASH
Mike Altman
Sound of Silence
Paul Simon
Stairway to Heaven
Jimmy Page/Robert Plant
Stand by Me
Ben E. King
Starry
Starry Night
Storybook Love
Willy De Ville)
Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper
Time in a Bottle
Jim Croce
Then
Brad Paisly
Third Man Theme
Anton Karas
Thornbirds
Henry Mancini
To Zanarkand
Nobuo Uematsu
Truly Madly Deeply
Savage Garden
Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Michel Legrand
Up
Michael Giacchino
Vincent
Don McLean
When you Believe
Maria Carey/Whitney Houston
Air on a G string
Joh.Seb. Bach
Arioso
Joh.Seb. Bach
Ave Maria
Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria
Franz Schubert
Bridal Chorus
Robert Wagner
Canon in D
Johann Pachelbel
Jesu Joy of Men's Desiring
Joh.Seb. Bach
Wedding March
Felix Mendelssohn
Trumpet Voluntary
Henry Purcell
Chaconne
Henry Purcell
Chaconne
G.F. Handel
Passacaglia
G.F. Handel
Praeludium
Joh.Seb. Bach
Minuet
Joh.Seb. Bach
Sheep may Safely Graze
Joh.Seb. Bach
Sleepers Awake
Joh.Seb. Bach
Water Music
G.F. Handel
Four Seasons
A. Vivaldi
Fantasias
Orlando di Lasso
Fantasias
Orlando Gibbons
Fantasias
John Jenkins
Impromptu
F. Chopin
Mazurka
F. Chopin
Nocturne
F. Chopin
Waltz
F. Chopin
Minuet
W.A. Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
W.A. Mozart
Sonatinas
Louis Spohr
Clair de Lune
Claude Debussy 
Fille au Cheveux
Claude Debussy 
Reverie
Claude Debussy 
Berceuse
Claude Debussy 
Berceuse
Gabriel Fauré
Mai
Gabriel Fauré
Pavane op.50
Gabriel Fauré 
Reverie
Marcel Grandjany
Trois Pieces Petits
Marcel Grandjany
Feuilles D'Automne
Alphonse Hasselmanns
Nocturne
Alphonse Hasselmanns
Gymnopédies
Erik Satie 
Gnossiennes
Erik Satie 
uncountable Klezmer pieces
traditional
various Jewish pieces
traditional
various Eastern European pieces
traditional
various Mediterranean pieces
traditional
various Celtic pieces
traditional
various Irish pieces
traditional
various Central European pieces
traditional
Broadway Band
Acoustic Duo
Celtic Duo
Classical Duo
Folk Duo
Jazz Duo
20's Hits Duo
30's Hits Duo
40's Hits Duo
Chamber Music Duo
Irish Duo
World Music Duo
Acoustic Trio
Classical Trio
Jazz Trio
World Music Trio
Jazz Quartet
Jazz Ensemble
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Duo Controverso will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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