|David Cahueque on guitar and and Janet Noll on piano will perform Jan. 26.|
Music lecturer David Cahueque on guitar and vocal/instrumental coach and accompanist Janet Noll on piano, return for their 9th annual recital to raise money for scholarships on Jan. 26.
The title of this performance is “Old Friends.” Cahueque and Noll themselves are longtime close friends. The selections they've picked for this year's recital include some old favorites and some newer selections by much-loved composers. They will each do solo performances during the evening and then end with a duet.
Programming for guitar and piano together is unusual and challenging, especially in terms of balance. Many of the selections chosen for this final duet over the years have been concertos, in which Cahueque plays solo guitar against a piano reduction of full orchestra. This year's selection is one of the few pieces they've found which were originally written for the combination of guitar and piano: “Insieme, op. 72, for guitar and piano” by John W. Duarte.
This year's performance includes “The Castles of Spain,” by Frederico Moreno Torroba, “Elegy to the Dance” by Leo Brouwer, Chopin's “Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52,” and Gwyneth Walker's “Cantos for the End of Summer.”
This concert raises money for the Cahueque-Noll Scholarship given in June to an individual who has excelled in the performance of any instrument, most often guitarists, vocalists and pianists.
The concert will be held at 8 pm in the Music Recital Hall and tickets are $7. Tickets are available at www.zaptix.com or at the Music Publicity Office. For more information about the Cal Poly Pomona Music program, visit https://www.cpp.edu/~tkelly/prcan01_win08.html.