The Musica Vera Duo

Artistic director Mark Bailey and associate artistic director Kevin Sherwin come together in the Musica Vera Duo to perform in the distinctive pairing of baroque viola and guitar. As they present innovative, imaginative, and stirring musical renditions of both well-known and not so well known works, they further reach out to the audience through explanation, demonstration, and participation. Each piece has a story to tell, as Music Vera engages the audience’s imagination and transports the listening experience to heightened levels of musical appreciation. Many will recognize pieces they know, but also will hear them performed from a fresh perspective through the unique musical color scheme of the combined viola and guitar sound.
The Musica Vera Duo has performed across the United States, and in 2019, will be returning to the University of Cambridge to perform as part of their summer music festival at the historic
Pembroke College. Their repertoire ranges from music of the Baroque and Classical periods, to original compositions, to the folk music of the Americas and Eastern Europe. 

In addition to concertizing, Bailey and Sherwin are dedicated to educational programming and outreach, regularly presenting concerts in schools, health centers, and senior living centers. Recent educational concerts have included visits to public schools in New Haven, Connecticut and Penfield, New York, as well as multi-day programs at the Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz, California.