February 5, 2014

Classical Guitarist Takes Listeners On A Musical Journey

Eric Cabalo & Friends - February 21

Classical guitarist Eric Cabalo will perform music ranging from the Italian classical era to tangos from Argentina and Appalachian folk melodies on February 21 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Sonoma State music faculty recital series in Weill Hall.

A multi-award winning performer and educator, Cabalo will perform with Marilyn Thompson, harpsichord; Eugenia Wie, violin; Marc Teicholz, guitar; Kathleen Reynolds, flute; and members of the SSU guitar studio.

Tickets are $15, parking included, with discounts for seniors and students. Online ticket purchase is encouraged.

Weill Hall at the Green Music Center is located at the north campus entrance at Rohnert Park Expressway near Petaluma Hill Road. Park in lots O and L. 



Cabalo: Event Horizon

Boccherini: Introduction and Fandango

Piazzolla: History of the Tango

Machado: Imagens do Nordeste

Beaser: Mountain Songs

Koshkin: Usher Waltz

Event Horizon                                                                                                                 Eric Cabalo
Kenny Cambell, Brandyn Klinect, Cody Martin

Introduction and Fandango                                                                         Luigi Boccherini

Marilyn Thompson, harpsichord

Histoire du Tango                                                                                          Astor Piazzolla
I. Bordel 1900                                                                                         (1921-1992)
II. Café 1930
III. Nightclub 1960
Eugenia Wie, violin



Imagens do Nordeste                                                                                     Celso Machado
Misterios do Rio Lento                                                                                           (b. 1953)
Marc Teicholz, guitar

Selections from “Mountain Songs”                                                                Robert Beaser
Barbara Allen                                                                                               (b. 1954)
House Carpentar
Kathleen Reynolds, flute
Usher Waltz                                                                                                   Nikita Koshkin
         (b. 1956)

Eric Cabalo is a multi-award winning performer and educator. An engaging performer, Eric's creative programs exemplify his diversity as a musician. From the pristine passages of Francisco da Milano to the intricate polyrhythms of Dusan Bogdanovic Eric is able to take the listener through a musical journey.

Eric began playing the guitar at the age of ten when he became fascinated by watching his father play Johnny Cash songs on the guitar. Upon hearing Spanish guitar music as a teen, Eric’s future path was laid out. He went on to study classical guitar at the University of Redlands where he received his Bachelor of Music degree under Terry Graves and Kenton Youngstrom of the Falla Trio.  In 1997, Eric received his Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied performance, composition, and improvisation with internationally acclaimed guitarist/composer Dusan Bogdanovic. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and grants and has performed in the master classes or studied with such distinguished guitarists as: Manuel Barrueco, Eliot Fisk, Christopher Parkening, David Russell, David Tanenbaum and Jose Tomas.

Eric has recorded a CD of South American guitar music titled, Evocacíon. Eric is active as a soloist and chamber musician. He performs regularly with guitarist Stuart Green as the Cabalo/Green Duo. A dedicated educator, Eric is on faculty at Sonoma State University where he is the director of classical guitar studies and conductor of the SSU Guitar Ensemble.  In addition he teaches privately and is the Founder/Director of 12th Fret Guitar Studios, a guitar program providing classical guitar instruction for children and adults. Eric has also published two method books; Class Guitar Method (used by several colleges) and GuitarPlay, a classical guitar method for children. When he’s not teaching, performing or practicing he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

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