Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: The Little Cafe
Violinist Shannon Reilly and guitarist Tom Torrisi formed Duo Purla in 2019 with the purpose of presenting current works that exemplify today’s musical environment alongside the pillars of the classical repertoire. Purla is the Old Norse word for the sound of rushing or murmuring water. The name represents Shannon’s Norwegian heritage while recalling the simultaneously timeless and ever-changing character of music. Duo Purla works to expand the repertoire of their instrumentation by performing new compositions and original arrangements of classical works and has earned a reputation for their diverse and challenging repertoire. Their eclectic programs include world-premiers of music by emerging composers, original compositions and imaginative arrangements of well-known works by historic composers.