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Dancewicz-Doucet Duo To Perform In Boerne's Cave Without A Name

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Donald Doucet, left, and Dominika Dancewicz

A classical music duo is putting on an adventurous concert in Boerne next week.

 

They are the Dancewicz-Doucet Duo, and what makes the concert an adventure is that it will be held 100 feet down within a limestone cave.

"We are coming to perform for the first time at the Cave Without a Name," said violinist Dominika Dancewicz.

She played the cave with her other band, The Axiom String Quartet, and said the acoustics are striking.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Dancewicz-Doucet Duo concert WHERE: Cave Without a Name, Boerne WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 1 COST:  $30 advance, $35 at the door

 
"It's really (an) incredible pleasure and a very unique experience,” she said. “It carries, but also it creates a sense of warmth that is very rare in regular halls. So we have (been) really looking forward to exploring that."

The violin and piano duo plays primarily classical — Baroque music and sonatas by  Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms — but with a twist.

“Also, we select a lot of pieces written by women," Dancewicz said.

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Donald Doucet and Dominika Dancewicz

She and pianist Donald Doucet will also stretch into some other areas.

“Donald loves jazz. He makes fantastic arrangements, and we are going to do ‘Stardust’ by a Hoagie Carmichael,” she said. “And we also have a song by John Lennon ‘In My Life’ that we love. We really try to be as diverse as possible."

Dancewicz is anticipating a great combination of music, people, and natural setting.

"This is a special situation, and because it's so special and unique we are really excited to do it," she said.

The concert will be held 122 steps down in the cave.

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org