SoSco Duo takes you around the globe through music
Travel the world on a journey of music from a variety of regions, including Korea, Catalonia, North Africa, Romania, Peru, Japan, Venezuela, Greece and more at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29.
Music has always had the power to bring communities together and cross the boundaries of geography, economics, religion and culture. Through the music of the award-winning SoSco Duo, you will learn about the music of other cultures and gain an appreciation of the world community.
SoSco Duo consists of Laura Strickland, flute, and Alex Mack, guitar. Known for its sensitive interpretations and polished presentation, SoSco Duo has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent small ensembles in Arizona. Their exquisite sound, outstanding musicianship and inspiring performances have earned them many awards,
Since the inception of SoSco Duo in 2014, they have played more than 250 performances and have won "Best Local Band/Musician" from Arizona Foothills Magazine in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Both professionally trained musicians, they play a wide range of styles, including classical, traditional wedding, Spanish, Celtic, contemporary, oldies, jazz, Broadway tunes and more.
Alex attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated cum laude with a degree in songwriting as well as studying guitar and voice. During college, he performed more than 1,000 shows for Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, and upon graduation, he was hired by Princess Cruises as principal orchestra guitarist. He was born and raised in Arizona.
Laura Strickland is a freelance flutist who spent many years studying music before becoming a professional. She has an undergraduate degree in flute performance from Northwestern University in Chicago and a master's degree in flute performance from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a master's degree in music theory from Northwestern. She did doctoral studies in flute performance and literature at the University of Maryland and the University of Illinois.
The Sunday Series is free, but registration is required. Please bring a nonperishable food item to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank.