Serving as the kick-off for the Lake Arts Council’s 2014 series of community concerts is The Duo, a husband-and-wife duo performing on bass and cello.
The concert is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, located at 619 N. 1st St.
The Duo, formerly known as The Bottom Line Duo, consists of Spencer and Traci Hoveskeland, and is based out of Seattle, Wash. Their act is described as “Victor Borge meets Carol Burnett,” in combining finely developed musicianship with a balancing sense of humor.
The couple met at Port Angeles High School as freshmen in 1985.
Traci’s history with the cello dates back to age 10, and later majored in music at Western Washington University. Spencer also started on cello at age 10, later on playing guitar in pop groups and moved on to the bass in the high school jazz band.
The couple specializes in chamber music, but their styles range from broadway musicals to Mexican folk, rock and country music.
They began touring in 1996, and two years later had become part of a group representing the Los Angeles Music Center; the L.A. Philharmonic, specifically.
Other highlights have included performances in New York’s famed Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in the nation’s capitol.
Ticket prices are $15 for individuals, $25 per couple and $30 per family.
The Lake Arts Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
For more information, contact Bill Schrader at 541-947-5113, or visit The Duo’s web site at www.bottomlineduo.com.