Duo Vallarta Wows at Act2PV

A lovely reunion yesterday over mango smoothies with my Lightworker friend Juan Carlos. He is recently back from visiting family in Europe and was full of exciting tales of various cities he visited. My sister and I will be heading to northern Europe a year from now, barring any global disturbances like our last aborted trip to the north of Europe!

What a gift Act2PV unfolded last night in the Casa Karma Red Room! “Duo Vallarta,” Maestros Jean-Guy Comeau and Aquiles Morales wowed a full theater with two pianos in concert. The music choices were eclectic and watching these two very different musicians was delightful. While Aquiles is ramrod straight and elegant, allowing his “fingers only to play the notes,” Jean-Guy’s entire body and face are on full alert to either attack the piano or be attacked by it. The animation is lovely – like watching someone read an adventure story to a child. The gift of classical music returns next Thursday at 7 pm with “Ensemble Paraiso.” I will remind you, don’t worry! In the meantime, check VallartaCalendar.com for details.

The still-enthusiastic crowd filled Mary Ann’s Ovations Piano Bar afterward for a live-streamed concert with the two Davids – Maiocco and Sabella. Half the people in the bar were enjoying dinner, catered by Yamada Sushi in the courtyard below Act2.

David Maiocco on keys fascinated Maestro Aquiles, who was sitting close by – his eyes riveted on Maiocco’s flying fingers. Aquiles, Cassandra Shaw, and Georgia Darehshori stayed longer than I to enjoy David Sabella’s voice and charm.

I walked home in the dark and drizzle, not bothering with my umbrella. My gorgeous kitty, Bogie, was waiting by the front door, full of demands for love and food. Up the stairs we trooped together, tired from another day in this full-of-glorious-music city I call home. Thanks from my heart go to our talented musicians who spread such joy and to the venues that support them in their endeavors that enrich us beyond words.