Levassor Duo will perform on Sunday at Stroede Center in Defiance

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The Moats Enterprises Sunday at the Center classical series continues on Sunday, Jan. 12, with a performance by the Levassor Duo.

The concert will be presented by the Defiance Community Cultural Council and is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Stroede Center for the Arts, 319 Wayne Ave., Defiance.

Violist Steven Rosen and guitarist Steven Goering bring an unusually lively performance of classical and folk music, with an emphasis on the Jewish tradition. A columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer called their latest album "A pinch of oy, a dash of ahh!" "Impassioned and heartfelt…great stuff!," wrote John Morris Russell, conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

An alumnus of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rosen is a member of the Cincinnati Symphony and a former member of the Toledo Symphony, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Israel Chamber Orchestra. and the Netherlands Rotterdam Philharmonic. He has participated in the Blossom and Aspen music festivals.

Goering has performed to enthusiastic responses in the U.S. and internationally. He was moved to play the guitar after seeing the Beatles' first television performances. Two years later, after watching films of Andres Segovia master classes in Santiago de Compostela, he began to study classical guitar. His passionate performance of music from the Renaissance to the present day prompted one critic to write, "The guitar is for our time but it is also for all time."

The last in the Sunday at the Center series will be on March 16 and will feature cellist Mike Block.

Series sponsors are the State Bank and Trust, Front Porch Publishing, and Service Master. Event sponsor is the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau.

Tickets at the door for Sunday's concert are $10. DCCC events are supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

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