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Dez Cordas to present diverse musical program in AU’s Howell Hall

Dez Cordas, a musical group including guitarist Matthew Slotkin and bassist Craig Butterfield, will present a diverse program with unique interpretations of J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzola, Chick Corea, and Bela Bartok Sunday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. in Howell Hall, Alfred University.

The performance is open to the public free of charge.

Both musicians are classically trained yet show their diverse musical roots in pieces by South American composer Piazzola, jazz pianist Corea, Hungarian composer Bartok, and their own original works.
The musical experience of a Dez Cordas concert is a melting pot of the individual musical influences of both Butterfield and Slotkin. Audiences are treated to unique interpretations of works by favorite composers such as J.S. Bach, as well as a new perspective on contemporary works, such as Piazzola’s “History of the Tango.”

Dez Cordas has performed in concert halls and at universities throughout the United States, most recently touring through Pennsylvania and New York. Individually, both Slotkin and Butterfield have appeared in concert in some of the most prestigious venues throughout the world.

This event is hosted by Alfred University Performing Arts. For more information contact Nancy Freelove at or by calling 607.871.2568.