Orlando Cela - Solo Flute
Boston-based, Venezuelan-born Orlando Cela specializes in contemporary performance practices for the flute. Mr. Cela is committed to engaging audiences with lively performances that open new worlds of experience. Known for his engaging performances using imaginative programming, Orlando has premiered over 100 works, both as a flutist and as a conductor. In concert, Mr. Cela regularly offers short lively introductions to selected works, offering audiences entry points into unfamiliar works, so that listeners can easily connect the music with other life experience.
Mr. Cela has performed at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian (Washington DC), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), and at the Center for New Music and Technologies at UC Berkeley. His credits abroad include concerts at the Zentrum Danziger (Berlin), the Espace des Femmes (Paris), and at the Musikverein (Vienna). As a collaborative artist, Mr. Cela has worked with flutist Paula Robison, tabla player Samir Chatterjee, harpsichordist John Gibbons, and shen (mouth organ) virtuoso Hu Jianbing.
To help expand the flute repertoire further, Orlando recently launched FluteLab, an online forum in which he answers composers questions about writing for the flute, posting answers and commentaries in engaging video clips to help the entire field and share the latest approaches and technical wizardry.
Orlando received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University, and holds two masters degrees (flute and conducting) from New England Conservatory. His teachers include Glenn Michael Egner, Anne Reynolds, and Paula Robison, and he has performed in master classes for Raymond Guiot, Alan Marion, Shigenori Kudo, and Leone Buyse.
This concert features 2 winners of an international call for scores.
Cela, Rag Lalit (2016)
Kyle Rowan, Komorebi (2017)
Dana Kauffman, Hang your Head (2015)
Robert Dick, Flames Must Not Encircle Sides (1980)
George Christofi, Diplophonia (2009)
Piazzolla, Three Tango Études (1987)
This concert is presented by Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival, a new model for the presentation of contemporary art music.
3-day, 7-day, and flex passes available at https://scnmf.org/cities/portland/
The Old Church (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
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