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F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S


"The musicianship, preparedness and timbre of sound were of the highest order. The blend of oboe and English horn with our Steinway was so beautiful and uplifting.”

- Gerry Putnam, Producer

CedarHouse Sound & Mastering


 "Siegfried Idyll," a symphonic poem... built off the opening melodies. Some of the richness of the sound was dissipated by the acoustic peculiarities of the architecture, but the piece featured excellent solo work by Darci Gamerl on oboe.” 

- Lawrance Burnabo, Duluth News Tribune

"The centerpiece of the program was Antonin Dvořák's "Serenade for Winds," This was a charmingly playful piece, and the interplay between Darci Gamerl on oboe and Ted Schoen on clarinet was utterly delightful."

- Lawrance Burnabo, Duluth News Tribune

"Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 has the distinction of being the first DSSO piece back in 1933...A moody melody by Darci Gamerl's oboe began the second movement... 

-Lawrance Bernabo, for the News Tribune


PC: Andrew Baran

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Sacred Waters
Composed by Darci Griffith Gamerl
David Downing of Bel Canto Duo


Bel Canto Duo - WINNER for Best New Artist in Music for the 17th Annual Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards.


Bel Canto Duo (Darci Griffith Gamerl & David Downing) premiered Four Cather Tableaux a multi-movement work paired with pre-selected texts by the author in celebration of the author's 150th Anniversary Celebration. The National Willa Cather Center commissioned the work with the premiere performance taking place during the 68th Annual Spring Conference in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

Nebraska Flatwater at Omaha's Gallery 1516 has received rave reviews. Bel Canto Duo's, Sacred Waters, headlined the immersive art installation. The work also featured the music of Mannheim Steamroller, another Nebraska-based group. The focus of the installation the importance of preserving the aquifer of Nebraska - and highlighting the peaceful beauty of the flora & fauna of Nebraska.


The Seven Directions has been selected as a finalist in the chamber music composition division of The American Prize. The work will be featured on The Bel Canto Duo's upcoming CD. Release date: June 2023







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Chamber Music & Composition 

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Nebraska Arts Council Touring Artist Roster Member


Outstanding New Artist 2023

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