Journey through the Cuban Charanga flute evolution with faculty member Ceylon Mitchell.
During the nineteenth century, Cuban popular music became the conduit through which sub-Saharan rhythmic elements were first codified within the context of European, or Western, music theory. The flute characterizes the sound of the typical Charanga instrumental ensemble, or orquesta, and together they have become integral parts of the history of artistry and music in Cuba.
Featuring: Ceylon Mitchell, flute, with guest artists
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and free for Levine students.
About Ceylon Mitchell
An active freelance flutist and chamber musician, Ceylon Mitchell is committed to promoting traditionally marginalized communities. He is also the co-founder and flutist of Potomac Winds, a chamber music collective. Described by the University of Maryland as “magnificent, deeply moving, and a model of alumni pride,” the ensemble is committed to promoting woodwind chamber music as a virtuosic medium through engaging performances of the highest level of artistic expression.
As a music educator, Ceylon serves as a regular sectional coach for numerous youth orchestras. Previously, he served as a teaching artist with the Boston Flute Academy and as the director of the Boston University Flute Ensemble.