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Boston flutist presents two evenings of sonic impossibilities in San Francisco

Two concerts featuring works for solo flute that redefine the possibilities of the instrument


Virtuoso flute player Orlando Cela comes to San Francisco to perform some of the most demanding repertoire for flute ever written.  The works encompass an array of sounds uncommonly heard, on three different instruments.  The concerts will include California premieres of works by Greek, Taiwanese and Malay composers, as well as classic ear-busters by Ferneyhough, Hosokawa and Sciarrino.   Two evenings of two completely different programs that will take you to the edge of silence and the edge of your seat.

On Wednesday, October 17, 7 pm, you will be able to hear some brand new works - written last year - written specifically for Orlando, alongside two older works by Honegger and Holliger.  This performance will take place at the Frankenart Mart in San Francisco as part of their “Song and Dance” festival.

On Thursday, October 18, 8 pm, at the CNMAT of UC Berkeley, Mr. Cela will be performing contemporary music classics for unaccompanied flute by Sciarrino, Ferneyhough and Hosokawa - Ferneyhough being currently a professor at Stanford.  These established works are some of the most demanding and fascinating works in the 20th century flute literature,  and will leave any audience impressed by their complexity. 

Mr. Cela has been playing flute since a very early age.  He is now a pioneer of contemporary having started “Project Extended,” ( challenge to composers worldwide to write works for him using no “normal” sounds.  A CD will be released later this year with works by composers from Israel, China, France, Taiwan, Greece, Brazil and Australia.  A busy performer, Orlando has performed in Great Britain, Germany, Austria, China, Spain, Czech Republic and throughout the USA.  He attended De Pauw University and the New England Conservatory of Music.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7 pm
Works by Harizanos, Honegger, JK Chang, Holliger, and Chin.
Frankenart Mart, 515 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Admission $10

Thursday, Oct. 18, 8 pm
Works by Sciarrino, Hosokawa and Ferneyhough
CNMAT, UC Berkeley, 1750 Arch Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Admission: $10/general, $5 UC Berkeley students

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