Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
Where: All Saints Parish – 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445
What time: 7:30 pm – doors open at 7:00 pm
Program: works by Leclair, Prokofiev, Paraskevas, Nakatani, and others
Admission: $20 – R.S.V.P. by October 14
The Februus Duo is comprised of pianist and poetess Shizuyo Le Nestour, and flutist and conductor Orlando Cela. Februus Duo’s program encompasses all time periods and styles, being equally comfortable performing music from the Baroque period, contemporary music, and anything in between. Februus has performed in the US and Europe, having premiered a few works in its two-year existence.
About the name – Februus means “purifier” and it was the god of purification in ancient Roman religion. Februus is possibly named in honor of the more ancient Februa, the spring festival of washing and purification. Februus’ holy month was Februarius (of Februa), hence English February, a month named for the Februa/februalia spring purification festival.
Shizuyo Le Nestour was born in Nara, Japan. She received a Master of Arts in Piano Performance from the Osaka College of Music in Japan and a concert artist diploma from the École Normale de Musique de Paris by unanimous consent. Her new CD, “Shizuyo in Boston, 2010” is based on the compositions that were submitted for her recital at Berklee in 2010. She gave a solo piano recital in Kyoto, Japan in spring 2014. Ms. Le Nestour is a pianist, poet and expert in French vocal technique. She is a resident of Paris, France.
Venezuelan born flutist Orlando Cela is known for his engaging performances using imaginative programming of diverse repertoire. Mr. Cela has performed around the US, Europe and Asia, has commissioned and premiered over one hundred works, and has lectured in universities and festivals in the US, Germany, and China.