The Newport Art Museum is pleased to welcome musicians Ariel & Victor back to the galleries for what is sure to be another unforgettable concert on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 4 pm. A cross-genre duo that bridges the gaps between many musical disciplines, Ariel and Victor were both raised in musical households and educated in traditional conservatory settings. With The Multifarious Project, the duo explores and delights with a wide range of musical genres from classical repertoire, renaissance lute pieces, tango, romantic Spanish songs and lullabies, jazz standards, folk music, pop, as well as original compositions. They will be joined by special guest Virginia Sindelar on the flute. Tickets are $10 for Museum Members and $15 for non-members and are available at

About the Artists

Ariel Bodman was born to and raised by classical violinists. She began her journey as a musician at the age of four, attending Ohio Conservatory, and began to study voice when she was seven. As a young lady, she attended several programs, including Boston Conservatory Summer Intensive, Tanglewood, and Amherst. At 17, she moved to Manhattan, where she became a student of Composition and Opera at The Juilliard School of Music’s evening division. After studying in New York for two years, Ariel moved to Rhode where she discovered a love of instrument building. She began studying lutherie and became a full-time luthier and guitar building instructor with Shady Lea Guitars. Ariel still builds and repairs instruments under her company Rose Lutherie but eventually returned to her love of making music and now gives concerts and teaches voice lessons. Ariel recently co-founded a music school called Two Sister’s Music.

Victor Main is a passionate performer and teacher based in Rhode Island. After beginning his guitar studies while attending Bishop Hendricken High School at the age of 16, Victor quickly decided to pursue his passion for music at the conservatory level. He received his Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from the Mannes College of Music in 2011, where he studied with Michael Newman, Frederic Hand, and Terry Champlain. While studying in New York City, Victor had many performance opportunities including the Morgan Library, the Americas Society, the New York Guitar Seminar and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
Victor eventually moved home to Rhode Island where he is an active performer and teacher. Victor regularly performs both as a soloist and in multiple ensembles. Victor is the guitar instructor and guitar ensemble leader in residence at Pumphouse Music Works.

Flutist Virginia Sindelar graduated from Juilliard with B.A. and M.S. degrees and the Three Arts Award for performance. She was founder and artistic director of the Scarborough Chamber Players, has 3 recordings (2 of flute and guitar repertoire), was recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant to present multi-cultural programs of music and dance in Massachusetts high schools, producer and host of over 40 television  programs featuring artists and American composers, performed with orchestras, and toured New England, the Mid West, South America, Alaska, and Korea presenting concerts and master classes.

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