Spring Sensations | San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival

The next Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra concert, SPRING SENSATION, is at the San Diego Spring Flute Festival, April 19th at 11 a.m. at San Diego State University School of Music and Dance, located at 5550 Campanile Dr., San Diego 92182. Please click here for parking information.

Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra Conductor Charles Fernandez is a well-known and established composer and orchestrator for film, television and the concert hall, including Disney, MGM and Artisan films, plus several Disney television series. He will lead the group in a variety of works including Parry’s Lady Radnor’s Suite, his original work, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, and Ernst Bloch’s Prayer from a Jewish Life with Frederick Staff, Founder of the SOA Flute Orchestra, performing solo flute. James Galway, in his masterclass exclaimed to Frederick Staff, “Samson, where did you get such an enormous sound?”

The concert will also feature Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits with Special Flute Soloist, Jean Ferrandis, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and close with J. S. Bach’s Air on a G String as the Finale open to all Festival flutists. French flute soloist and conductor Jean Ferrandis enjoys an international career that takes him throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Leonard Bernstein was so impressed by his 1987 performance of the adagio from Mozart’s D major concerto that he remarked “It is Pan himself!” and subsequently composed a cadenza for Mr. Ferrandis. He has presented recitals, performed chamber music, and appeared as soloist with orchestras in the most prestigious concert halls in the world under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Tibor Varga, Laurent Petitgirard, and Yoram David. His appearances at the 2006 National Flute Association convention in Pittsburgh, an event attended by three thousand flutists, included a gala headliner concert in Heinz Hall and a master class. Jean Ferrandis unanimously received his first prize from the Lyon Conservatoire, where he studied with Maxence Larrieu. A prize winner at such as international competitions as Munich, Barcelona, and The Young Concert Artists in New York, he was awarded the grand prize at the 1986 Prague Spring Festival International Flute Competition.

Admission to the concert is $20/person for SDFG members and $30/person for non-members. Parking is $3 for SDFG guests, and must be purchased by April 1st or the rate is $15 at the door. To view excerpts from previous Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra concerts, go to www.soafluteorchestra.com/videos/. For details on the concert, contact Frederick Staff, Founder and Artistic Director of the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra at 323.823.1078.