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The Chamber Orchestra performs Arnold Flute Concerto with Edward Schultz February 28th and 29th in the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater. (WPVI)

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is getting set to present a show that lets the flute shine, as the ensemble's principal flutist performs solo in a wide-ranging program that runs from Romanian folk dances to the chilling Suite from Psycho.

The concert is called Arnold Flute Concerto with Edward Schultz.

"I've been playing the flute for 54 of my years of life. So most of my life I've had that flute in my hands," says Edward Schultz, the Chamber Orchestra's principal flutist since 2003.

Malcolm Arnold's The Concerto for Flute and Strings is the centerpiece of a program that includes an array of numbers from the second half of the 20th century. "It has a beautiful slow movement in the middle and then two super-fast exciting movements, lots of syncopation, lots of energy, lots of jazz," says Schultz who says the flute is also featured in a piece he's been playing since junior high.

"It's the Suite Modale by Earnest Bloch... and it's very different from the Malcolm Arnold piece," he says, "It's much more laid back, very, very beautiful."

A small group of strings will star for the rest of the show.

"I think it's going to be a very entertaining program," says Schultz, "It's a program that I think anyone would enjoy listening to."

The Chamber Orchestra performs Arnold Flute Concerto with Edward Schultz February 28th and 29th in the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater.

For tickets and show times, go to www.TheArtsinPhilly.org.
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