poster for A Peruvian Sojourn


The Music Program of the University at Albany’s Department of Music and Theatre is pleased to present guest artists Orlando Cela and Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta in A Peruvian Sojournon Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7pm at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus.

With music inspired by indigenous melodies, rhythms and traditions, the program will highlight rarely heard music from South America.  It will feature works that range from simple folk settings to complex compositions illustrating the colorful, haunting and energetic combination of the indigenous musical traditions with western classical music, both tonal and new.  The concert is scheduled as part of National Hispanic Heritage month.

“In Orlando Cela’s able hands and imagination, a flute becomes a world orchestra” is how the Oregon Arts Watch described this Boston-Based artist’s lively performances that open new worlds of experience. Active as flutist and conductor, Cela has performed throughout the United States, China and Europe. He has been recognized with the American Prize for conducting youth and community orchestras, the Vytautas Marijosius Prize for orchestral programming and the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for excellence in the performance of American music.

Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta has appeared as piano soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Peru and Mexico. As a winner of Artists International Young Musicians Auditions, she was presented in two solo recitals at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. Of her debut, The New York Times described her as "a thoughtful musician; her playing was full of intelligence and poetry...a pianist well worth hearing." Rodríguez-Peralta has performed at Alice Tully Hall in New York, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Seiji Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood and in the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago and in Los Angeles. She has also given recitals throughout Peru sponsored by the American Embassy. Her recordings include Teresa Carreño: Solo Piano and Chamber Works and her collaboration with cellist Luis Leguía, recorded at Symphony Hall in Boston, in Music for Cello and Piano from South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

This recital is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Advance tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  Tickets purchased on the day of the show are $10 for the general public and $5 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  For reservations and further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997