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Music at the Red Door to Present ‘Boyd Meets Girl’

St. John's Episcopal Church, West Hartford. (we-ha.com file photo)

Music at the Red Door will present ‘Boyd Meets Girl’ at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford on Oct. 14, 2022. 


Music at the Red Door, hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, presents “Boyd Meets Girl” on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

This concert is free of charge and open to the public with a suggested donation of $20. Music at the RedDoor offers in-person seating at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Ave., West Hartford and livestream viewing at reddoormusic.org.

Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. Metcalf is no stranger to Music at the RedDoor Series, having grown up at St. John’s Church. We are excited about this return engagement, as their 2020 performance was online-only due to the pandemic.

The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from the baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. Both acclaimed soloists in their own right, Boyd has been described as “truly evocative” by The Washington Post, and as “a player who deserves to be heard” by Classical Guitar Magazine, while Metcalf, also a member of the ensembles Sybarite5 and Break of Reality, has been called “brilliant” by Gramophone. Boyd Meets Girl has toured throughout the USA, Australia, India and Nepal, including appearances at the Newport Music Festival (Rhode Island), the Gharana Music Festival (Kathmandu, Nepal) and the Monsoon Music Festival (Kolkata, India).

In 2017, Boyd Meets Girl released its debut album on the Grammy award-winning label Sono Luminous, in conjunction with a 40-concert world tour. The album reached #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical chart, and was described as “winning” by Classical Guitar Magazine, and received the following review in Gramophone: “They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation.” The album has been broadcast on New York’s WQXR and SiriusXM, among others, and was selected as “Album of the Week” on California’s KDFC and Australia’s national ABC Classic FM.

A happily married couple, the duo lives in New York City.

Donations are greatly accepted and registration for in-person attendance is recommended. Register and learn more about this event and other upcoming events at reddoormusic.org.

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