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When the Summit of the Americas needed to supply musicians for the Clinton White House
to entertain the guests
of the heads of state of the Western Hemisphere
at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL
they called the LGEM Ensemble to provide the entertainment.


The Music of

Robert David Billington

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The Billington and Gonzalez Duo

The Billington-Gonzalez-Arencibia Trio

Dr. Robert David Billington, flute

Dr. Rene Gonzalez, guitar

Arnaldo Arencibia, oboe

The Billington and Gonzalez Duo

Live in Concert

February 13, 2011 at the Edna Hibel Musem

Molino - Three Duos


Orlando de Lasso - My Heart is Entrusted to You

Adam de la Halle  - Come With Me My Giselle


Kirshner - Three tangos



The repertoire of the BILLINGTON AND GONZALEZ DUO consists mainly of classical music ranging from transcriptions of Elizabethan music for recorder and lute to original compositions of twentieth-century music for flute and guitar. Included in the repertoire are the standard flute and guitar works of guitar virtuoso Mauro Giuliani and transcriptions of many lighter classical pieces easily recognizable by lovers of classical music. Formed in the fall of 1988, the BILLINGTON AND GONZALEZ DUO frequently performs recitals throughout the South Florida area.  

Canadian-born flutist Dr. Robert David Billington earned his BA degree from Northern Michigan University, his MM degree majoring in flute performance from Western Michigan University, and his DMA degree in flute performance from the University of Miami. He has done post-graduate work at Ball State University and at the University of Illinois. Currently, Dr. Billington is a free-lance flutist in the South Florida area. He has taught at the University of Miami, Boise State University, the University of Illinois, the University of Louisville, the Louisville Academy of Music, and Ball State University. His collegiate flute teachers have included Dr. Elda Tate (Northern Michigan University), Dr. Charles Osborne (Western Michigan University), and Eugene Johnson (University of Miami). Dr. Billington has also studied privately with Bernard Goldberg, Donald Peck, Robert Aitken, James Pellerite, and Francis Fuge. In addition to having performed with numerous orchestras in the United States and at festivals in Europe, Mr. Billington has presented master classes in Trinidad, and has appeared as a soloist on Trinidad and Tobago Television.

Born in New York City, Dr. Rene Gonzalez, guitarist, moved to Miami at an early age and earned his BM, his MM, and his DMA degrees majoring in guitar performance from the University of Miami. In 1981 he joined his mentor, guitar virtuoso Juan Mercadal, on the faculty of the UM. Dr. Gonzalez is currently an associate professor at the University of Miami and is the founder and director of the Miami International Guitar Festival. As a member of the Ruck Guitar Ensemble, Dr. Gonzalez toured Central America through the auspices of the United States Information Agency. He has also performed in solo and chamber recitals throughout the Southeastern United States.

Add Cuban-born oboist Arnaldo Arencibia to the Billington and Gonzalez Duo, and you have the Billington-Gonzalez-Arencibia Trio.The trio repertoire consists of music varying from Baroque Trio Sonatas to the Altiplano music of the Andes. Arnaldo Arencibia has had a distinguished career as an orchestra oboist and has served as principal oboist with the Havana Philharmonic and the Miami Symphony Orchestra.


AZPIAZU Sonata Basque C.P.E. BACH Hamburger Sonata J.S. BACH Air on the G-string, French Suite no.3, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Siciliano, Sonata in C major BARON Sonata BEASER Mountain Songs BIZET Andantino from L'Arlesienne, Entr'acte from Carmen,Minuet from L'Arlesienne BOEHM Nel Cor Piu Variations BULL Four Pieces BYRD Four Pieces CAROSO Balletto CARULLI Serenade CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Sonatina CHASSAIN A Surgente CHATMAN Five Scenes CHOPIN Nocturne, op. 9, no. 2, Variations CIMAROSA Sonata CORELLI La Follia, Sonata DEBUSSY Reverie DESPORTES Six Danses pour Syrinx DIABELLI Duo, Three Pieces FALCON Con Calma, Japanese Suite, Raggedyantics FAURE Pavane, Siciliene FIOCCO Allegro FURSTENAU Suite, Twelve Original Pieces GALLES Sonata GENIN The Carnival of Venice GIULIANI Duettino Facile, Gran Duetto Concertante, Grosse Sonata, Grosse Serenade, Theme, Variations, et Menuet GOUNOD Ave Maria HANDEL Sonate in a Minor HAYDN Serenade HENKEL Sonata


HOFFER Drei Tanzstucke IBERT Entr'acte, Histoires, Paraboles JAFFE Sonatina LOEILLET Sonate LULLY Gavotte en Rondeau MACDOWELL To a Wild Rose MACHADO Musiques Populaires Bresiliennes MARCELLO Sonate MILHAUD Corcovado MOLINO Nocturno MOURAT Seven Elizabethan Dances MOURET Rondeau MOYSE Cantos de las Sierras MOZART Adagio, Andante, Divertimenti, Romance PACHELBEL Canon PAGANINI Sonata I PESSARD Andalouse PIAZZOLLA Histoire du Tango PURCELL Sonata in d minor, Three Pieces RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess, Piece en forme de Habanera RODRIGO Serenata al Alba del Dia ROREM Romeo and Juliet SAINT-SAENS The Swan SARASATE Romanza Andaluza SATIE Trois Gnossiennes, Trois Gymnopedies SCHEIDLER Sonata SCHUBERT Serenade TAKEMITSU Toward the Sea VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5, Distribuicao de Flores WANHAL Nel Cor Piu Variations WHEATER Dream Pipe no. 1 WOLF-FERRARI Italian Intermezzo

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