Wake Forest violinist, pianist to present faculty recital

Violinist Jacqui Carrasco and pianist Louis Goldstein will present an Oct. 11 recital featuring the music of Claude Debussy, John Cage and Lou Harrison, composers who were all inspired by Eastern musical traditions in developing their music. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

Admission is free.

The program will include Debussy’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano,” written in 1916. Debussy had been influenced by the sounds of Javanese music and other exotic Eastern music, which he heard in 1889 at the Paris World Exposition.

Lou Harrison, an American composer born in 1917, has had a life-long passion for Javanese and Balinese musical traditions. His “Grand Duo” for violin and piano, written in 1988, shows the influences of Eastern music but also incorporates the rhythms of Western music.

Carrasco and Goldstein, music professors at Wake Forest, will also perform one of John Cage’s early works, “Six Melodies for Violin and Piano” (1950).

For information, call 336-758-5364.

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