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Pomona College Music Department Presents "Celliola and Friends"

The Pomona College Department of Music presents “Celliola and Friends,” a duo of cello and viola performing contemporary music. The concert, featuring College faculty members Tom Flaherty (cello) and Cynthia Fogg (violist), will be held on Sunday, September 21 at 3.p.m.

This program, says Flaherty, “celebrates Elliott Carter and Olivier Messiaen, two composers both hitting their century mark, who have influenced my compositional writings.” In addition to works by Carter and Messiaen, additional selections by Harrison Birtwistle, Morton Feldman, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Luciano Berio and Flaherty will be performed.

Performing with Celliola are violinists Rachel Huang and Jonathan Wright and pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee, all Pomona College faculty.

Internationally renowned soprano Lucy Shelton ’65 will make a special guest appearance. The Philadelphia Inquirer has hailed Lucy Shelton’s performances as “virtuosic…limitless.” She is the only artist to receive the International Walter W. Naumburg Award twice, as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Her repertoire, from Bach to Boulez, has been heard in major recital, chamber and orchestral venues throughout the world.

This free concert begins at 3 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont).

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, provides its students with a challenging curriculum in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts, and an unsurpassed environment for intellectual inquiry and growth. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.