Joe Belmont and Sarah Swersey were absolutely WONDERFUL. Joe was terrific to work with. We had general ideas for classical music selections; Joe offered specific suggestions which worked out brilliantly. The music itself was GORGEOUS; we had many musicians at our wedding and they raved about the beauty of the music. As added bonus, they were gracious enough to accompany a choir of our friends during a short piece. They exceeded our expectations in every way!!
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.