Ô-Celli Goes Latin

When Ô-Celli performs for The Valley Concert Society on Friday evening, April 5, at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, the program will have a decidedly Spanish flavor. The cello octet is touring this program through B.C. after which it will be recorded for their next CD.


De Falla’s popular Danza de la Vida Breve appears on the program along with Turina’s Danzas Fantasticas and Fa Do by Oriol Cruixent, which he composed for Ô-Celli. The Latin theme continues with three tangos from the Argentinian Astor Piazzolla and a catchy dance by the Mexican Arturo Marquez. The French composer Emmanual Chabrier was so enthused by his visit to Spain that he wrote a rhapsody entitled España that has become a perennial favourite.


The Liz Carter Talk will take place in the foyer at 6:50 p.m. I will be joined by Sébastien Walnier, a cellist at La Monnaie, the grand opera house in Brussels, as well as being an active chamber musician in a variety of genres and the founder of Ô-Celli. The concert itself begins at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets are going rapidly for this concert. So far they are still available on The Valley Concert Society website www.valleyconcertsociety.com for $28 or $15 for students. Don’t wait to buy tickets at the door, in order to avoid disappointment in the event of a sellout. For more information, call 604-289-3377.


John Wiebe

The Valley Concert Society