Concord University To Present ‘Violauta Duo’

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 01 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         




ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University Artist Performance Series presents Marshall University faculty members Wendell Dobbs and Julio Alves, who are members of the “Violauta Duo,” Oct.7 at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the Main Auditorium of the Alexander Fine Arts Center on Concord’s main campus located at 1000 Vermillion St. in Athens, W.Va.

Wendell Dobbs is a flutist who performs regularly in solo and chamber venues and currently teaches at Marshall University. Julio Alvez is a guitarist who has performed in several Brazilian cities and also teaches at Marshall University. Together the two musicians created the duo whose name is coined from the Portuguese words for guitar (violão) and flute (flauta).

The duo will be performing from a wide variety of repertoire from various ethnicities. They are particularly interested in playing pieces specifically written to unite the beautiful sounds of the guitar and the flute.

The performance will be free to the public. For more information please visit, email, or call (304) 384- 5101.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.


Cassie Molchanoff, a student in Concord University’s Public Relations Workshop, wrote this press release.

She is from Oak Hill, W.Va.