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Flute and guitar duo to perform at SFA

March 20, 2012 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Caliendo Barcellona Flute Guitar Duo will present a guest artist recital at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Music Recital Hall as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

"The program will be a thrilling synthesis of composer/guitarist Christopher Caliendo's world music," said SFA Associate Professor of Music Christina Guenther. "His compositions encompass a variety of genres, including tango, gypsy, flamenco, jazz, classical, samba and bossa nova."

Caliendo is the only composer to have received two commissions from the Vatican. Other career highlights include two Heritage Awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures for his original soundtracks for 20th Century Fox and his composing/orchestrations for "Dallas," "Knott's Landing, "Paradise" and "Guns of Paradise."

Barcellona is professor of flute and director of woodwind studies at the Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University Long Beach and flutist with the internationally acclaimed Westwood Quintet. He maintains an active performing career and received a Grammy nomination for his solo album, "Is This the Way to Carnegie Hall?"

The Music Recital Hall is located in Room 160 of the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please go to www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.