Widely acclaimed violinist to perform at PC on Nov. 12

Widely acclaimed violinist to perform at PC on Nov. 12

Francisco Cabán, a widely acclaimed violinist from Puerto Rico, will perform at Presbyterian College on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Edmunds Hall.

“Francisco is one of the greatest guest musicians we’ve had in my 13 years at PC,” said Dr. Richard Thomas, associate professor of music and director of the PC Chamber Orchestra.

Cabán performs internationally and has received wide acclaim for his brilliant technique, masterful virtuosity and beautifully poetic interpretations.

He teaches violin at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and is a distinguished violinist of the Puerto Rico Symphony. The conservatory is “one of the very best music schools in Latin America,” according to Thomas. One of the greatest cellists of all time, Pablo Casals, taught there for many years.

Cabán will perform selections from Vivaldi as well as “Concertino Tropical” by Puerto Rican composer Ernesto Cordero.

“It is a cool piece, and we have had a lot of fun working on it this semester,” Thomas said.

The concert will also feature student soloists Paul Peart II, Jarvernique Tinsley, and Harris Banks in Handel’s Concerto Grosso in G Major.

The concert is the Presbyterian College Chamber Orchestra’s fall concert. It is free and open to the public.