by Mike Telin
On Friday, May 4 at 8:00 pm at Praxis Fiber Workshop on Waterloo Road in Collinwood, Underground Classical will present violinist Alex DePue and guitarist Miguel DeHoyos in a free concert that will feature classically-hued takes on popular songs, original compositions, and a little bit of fiddling.
“There will be something for everybody, from classical music all the way to the classic rock of the ‘70s, The Beatles, and some show tunes,” DePue said during a telephone conversation. “We do a wonderful arrangement from The Phantom of the Opera that morphs into Santana’s Black Magic Woman.” To hear how stylishly the duo moves from Andrew Lloyd Webber to Carlos Santana, click here, where you’ll also find many videos of DePue’s and DeHoyos’ inventive and engaging playing.
DePue said that combining musical styles in one tune helps to expand audience demographics. “If you include a show tune like ‘All I Ask of You’ from Phantom and end with Black Magic Woman, you’ve got two completely different audiences who would never meet.”