Duo Rubicund aren’t what you might expect from a flute and guitar duo. Tacomans Meredith Connie on guitar and Erica Coutsouridis on flute don’t play easy-listening Romantic favorites or bland Baroque transcriptions; instead, they work with living composers (sometimes local) to explore new sounds and combinations (listen here for a YouTube sample). Connie’s originally Australian, and Coutsouridis played around the country in Army bands. The two have been playing as a duo for a few years now, collaborating with dancers (Barefoot Collective) and on their own.
The Frye has free entry, but get there by 1 p.m. to pick up your tickets for the 2 p.m. launch.704 Terry Ave., Seattle. www.seattleguitar.org
If you don’t feel like hiking up to Seattle, the duo will also be playing a Valentine’s-themed concert with the Guitar Orchestra of Seattle at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12. 7701 Skansie Ave., Gig Harbor. Suggested donation $10/$5. Childcare available with donation. 253- www.gigharbororchestra.org
You can find more information at www.duorubicund.com