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River Views & Vibes

  • LSU Museum of Art 100 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, LA, 70801 United States (map)
Duo Cintemani (Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo, flute; Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar)

Duo Cintemani (Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo, flute; Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar)

Join the LSU Museum of Art for the return of one of its original programs, River Views & Vibes.

This after work event begins at 5 p.m. in the LSU MOA galleries on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts. Stroll through the reinstallation of the permanent collection, “Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection,”  while Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo and Nicholas Ciraldo of Duo Cintemani perform a wide range of music, including pieces from Indian, Romanian and Spanish composers alongside American works with blues and jazz influences.

Refreshments will be provided by Capital City Grill along with tastings from Rank Wildcat Spirits. A cash bar will be available until 7 p.m. After the event concludes, attendees can enjoy 15 percent off dinner at Capital City Grill with their admission sticker.

Admission is $10 for LSU Museum of Art members and $15 for non-members, and can be purchased by calling the museum store at 225-389-7210 or at the door. 

Duo Cintemani (Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo, flute; Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar): a fun pair of musical talents with a reputation for being distinctive, expressive, and colorful. Early on, they were prizewinners at the 2004 National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition and semifinalists at the 2006 Gaettano Zinetti Chamber Music Competition in Italy. They trained with flutist Thomas Robertello, guitarists David Leisner, Eliot Fisk, and Adam Holzman, clarinetist Ethan Sloane, pianist Edward Auer, and the Shanghai String Quartet. They went on to perform at the Hampden-Sydney Music Festival, where the Richmond Times-Dispatch praised them for their “distinctive readings of the music of Astor Piazzolla” and the Center for Arts in Natick, where they wrote later that “you can’t get better than this!” Duo Centimani has since enjoyed performances in the Boston Flute Association Flute Fair, the Simsbury Chamber Music Festival, the Boston Classical Guitar Society Guitar Festival, FestivalSouth, the Pelican State Chamber Series, the Lamar Chamber Series, and several other series across the country. The duo has also been featured artists at the Simposio academico de violão, in Curitiba, Brazil. They have collaborated twice with the Community Partnerships Program of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and performed for the Austin Classical Guitar Society’s Educational Outreach Program, among other organizations. Rachel and Nicholas reside in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.