Vision Duo is an interesting combination of violinist Ariel Horowitz and marimba player Britton-Rene’ Collins. They formed their duo after becoming co-winners of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition’s Ambassador Prize. Both are classically trained musicians who can improvise jazz and contemporary styles in their mixed genre programs.
We were treated to a set that opened with a Blues number followed by nocturnes written for violin and marimba and a heart rending version of Coyote, written by Connor Chee, a Navajo composer. They also included a Bach sonata, a collection of tangoes and excerpts from the opera Carmen.
The venue was the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Largo. The price of admission was socks for the homeless. For upcoming concerts (we’re looking forward to the Bach-a-thon on March 19), checkout @ARTFORFAITHSAKE on Facebook. You can follow Vision Duo online at visionmusic.com
Ariel Horowitz is also the founder of the Heartbeat Music Project, a non-profit that offers music education to students on a Navajo Reservation.