March, 2023

Bowers-Fader Duo

Mezzo-Soprano and Guitar

Created in 2009, the Bowers Fader Duo performs both classical and contemporary repertoire. Their ongoing mission is to promote new American art songs for mezzo and guitar, through commissions, performances, and recordings. To date, they have presented over 50 world premieres of works written for them. Since 2016, the Duo has presented their series, New American Art Songs for Mezzo and Guitar, three times each season in venues around New York City. The Duo has been presented by Bar Harbor Music Festival, New York Classical Guitar Society, University of Indianapolis, Queens New Music Festival, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music, Classical Guitar Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Lehigh University. They have been guest artists with Cygnus Ensemble, Taconic Music, Festival of New American Music, Poetica Musica, Composers Concordance, and Musical Chairs Ensemble. In 2019, the duo released their debut album, “Between Us All” (New Focus Recordings), a collection of songs written for them by Paul Salerni, David Claman, Scott Wheeler, and Tim Mukherjee. They can also be heard on “Der Weg ins Freie”, an album of music written by William Kentner Anderson (Furious Artisans). In the fall of 2021 Bridge Records released the duo’s second recording, “People, Places, and Pets”, featuring works of Paul Salerni. This season, the Duo will play on The Village Trip Festival, at Old Westbury Gardens with Poetica Musica, and Concerts on the Slope, in addition to presenting their Seventh Annual New American Art Song Concert, featuring seven world premieres of music written for them by Victoria Bond, Tim Mukherjee, Frank Brickle, Jeffrey Young, David Glaser, Gene Prisker, and Joel Suben.