Rome, Ga. — Pianist Jerico Vasquez will present a faculty recital in Shorter University’s Brookes Chapel on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2:30 p.m. The performance is open to the public free of charge.
The recital will feature Vasquez’ performance of Blumenstück, Op. 19 and Kreisleriana, Op. 16 both by Robert Schumann, A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979 by George Crumb, and Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Brilliante, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin. Adding a multimedia flair to the performance will be the incorporation of two paintings by Giotto, which were the inspiration for Crumb’s A Little Suite for Christmas and will be shown on the screen during that piece.
Dr. Vasquez is artist-in-residence, professor of music and coordinator of the keyboard program at Shorter. He has performed as a concerto soloist, a recitalist, and a chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Philippines. He has performed numerous solo recitals across the southeast United States and the Philippines.
Dr. Vasquez has won many competitions including the UCSB Concerto Competition, the Pillsbury Foundation Competition, the Santa Barbara Performing Arts Foundation Competition, and the Léni Fe Bland Foundation Competition. In addition to these, he has been awarded the Ojai Festival’s prestigious Charlotte and Alvin Bronstein Award, Capitol Record’s Nat King Cole Memorial Scholarship, and the University of California Regents Scholarship.
This fall, Dr. Vasquez will be performing the same program at four other locations: Winthrop University in South Carolina, and Truett-McConnell College, University of North Georgia, and Wesleyan College, all located in Georgia.
News release by student writer Joshua Fenner
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and master’s programs.