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October 25, 2004

UMBC Presents Flutist Lisa Cella in Concert

Lisa Cella (photo: Richard Anderson)The UMBC Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series presents flutist Lisa Cella in concert on Sunday, November 14th at 3:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $7 general admission, $3 for senior citizens, free for students and free with a UMBC ID.

Lisa Cella’s program will include NoaNoa by Kaija Saariaho, Quodlibets II by Donald Martino, Sgothan by James Dillon and Nocturno by Mario Lavista.

Artistic Director of San Diego New Music, Ms. Cella received a DMA in contemporary flute performance at the University of California, San Diego while studying with John Fonville. She has performed with SONOR, the faculty ensemble of UCSD, SIRIUS, and in various concert series and festivals in the San Diego area. She is a founding member of NOISE, the resident ensemble of San Diego New Music and runs the music series Noise at the Library at the Athenaeum Library in San Diego, California. She received her Applied Bachelors in Music with a dual concentration in Psychology from Syracuse University under the tutelage of John Oberbrunner. Upon graduation, she received the Civic Morning Musicals award for excellence in performance. She then received a Master of Music degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Robert Willoughby. While in Baltimore, she was the winner of the 1992 Washington Flute Fair Young Artist Competition and founded the flute and guitar duo, Adesso!, which was a finalist in the Baltimore Chamber Competition. A dedicated performer of contemporary music, Cella was a member of the Baltimore based contemporary ensemble Polaris in 1993. She attended the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in 1993 and was a fellowship member of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble at the Aspen Music Festival for two summers. She is the founding member of the ensemble Sounding, a contemporary quartet (flute, clarinet, piano, percussion) that had its origins in the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. With Sounding, she has performed at universities such as Bowling Green, Cornell, SUNY Buffalo, Oberlin, and Syracuse. Currently, she is a lecturer in music at UMBC and a founding member of the faculty contemporary music ensemble, Ruckus.

Admission is $7 general, $3 for senior citizens, free for all students, and free with a UMBC ID.

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Posted by dwinds1 at October 25, 2004 12:00 AM