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Moods: Instrumental Classical: Chamber Music Classical: Twentieth Century

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United States - Connecticut

Apple Orange Pair Colleen Potter Thorburn, harp Emily Boyer, horn Sell your music everywhere

Apple Orange Pair

Apple Orange Pair is a dynamic classical duo that performs original and transcribed works for horn and harp. Consisting of Emily Boyer, horn, and Colleen Potter Thorburn, harp, the duo focuses on delivering thoughtfully-constructed, delightful, and educational concerts of classical music for audiences of all types. Their performances are community-oriented and presented in compelling programs that are tailored to both music lovers as well as newcomers to classical music.

In addition to presenting innovative concert programs, Apple Orange Pair is especially committed to advancing the 21st-century repertoire for horn and harp. As a 2011-2012 grant recipient of Yale’s alumniVentures program, the duo commissioned and gave premiere performances of pieces by three talented, emerging composers. These pieces are prominently featured on Apple Orange Pair’s first album, “Seeds,” alongside other works written for and/or arranged by the duo.

Since its inception in 2010, Apple Orange Pair has performed throughout the greater New Haven area, New York City, and as artists-in-residence at the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine. They have collaborated with small businesses and regional artists for several concerts, performed house and benefit concerts for charities such as the Connecticut Food Bank, given musical demonstrations in schools, and been featured on public television. Their fourth season performing together brings them to new locations outside of New England, with debut performances in Virginia and West Virginia beginning in January 2014.