Linda and Joe have been playing concerts and
local engagements as Camerata since 1987. The flute and guitar duo was in high demand and was a favorite for
local private parties including UA/MGM movie mogul John Rich.
In 1996, however, the duo made an important
move. Linda acquired a replica baroque flute and Joe brought his 14-course (27-string) swan-neck baroque lute out
of the closet. Baroque flute sonatas and suites, played in period style while reading from facsimiles, were
added to Camerata's already huge repertoire with these instruments.
There are only a few dozen chamber music
organizations in the world with this commitment. Since then, Camerata's appearances have increased
to up to six per month.
A THOUGHT: In boxing - if one of the guys is "the undesputed champion", then
what's all the fighting about???