Faculty member to give violin recital

Jacqui Carrasco, a Wake Forest University faculty violinist, will perform Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in the university’s Brendle Recital Hall.

The concert will feature three works that incorporate elements of technology. The first, “Synchronisms No. 9” by Mario Davidovsky, combines violin and electronic sounds. In “Violin Phase” by Steve Reich, the violinist plays against one, two, then three pre-corded tracks of herself. “Toccato,” composed by Colin Nancarrow, is an early 20th century piece for violin and pre-recorded piano.

The program also includes “Fantasia No. 8” for Violin Solo by Telemann, two of Michael Nyman’s “Zoo Caprices,” and Stravinsky’s “Divertimento” for violin and piano, with guest pianist Peter Kairoff.

Carrasco, an assistant professor of music, comes to Wake Forest after an active career as a violinist in New York City. She has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Japan, Russia, and Canada, as well as in American venues such as Alice Tully Hall in New York and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Pianist Peter Kairoff is an associate professor of music at Wake Forest.

A reception will follow the concert. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-758-5026.

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