Classically Sundays at Weymouth Center presents Duo Romantico, a concert featuring Romantic Spanish music by acclaimed guitarist, Gordon Kreplin, and vocalist and flautist, Cathy Pescevich Kreplin.
The January 13th, 2 PM event presents works by Faure, Saint Saens, Satie, Villa-Lobos, de Falla, Ibert, Sor, Guiliani, Tarega, and Lorca. Additionally, Jouneys, a new composition by North Carolina composer Zack Zubow, will be introduced to the Sandhills for the first time.
Krepelin’s studies included time with the virtuoso of Spanish guitar, Andres Segovia. Kreplin’s academic career took him to Washington DC for a BA in music from American University under the guidance of renowned teacher John Marlow. Kreplin then taught at Virginia Commonwealth University before moving to Spain to attend the Oscar Espla Conservatory in Alicante, where he continued graduate studies with Jose Tomas, assistant to Andres Segovia. While there, Kreplin received a scholarship from the Spanish government to study at the prestigious Musica en Compostela, the annual national school of Spanish Music at the University of Santiago. Kreplin attended master classes in the upper sanctuary of the cathedral of Santiago with maestro Andres Segovia. This powerful experience solidified his career choice and lifelong passion for Spanish guitar music.
Returning to the Unites States, Kreplin participated in artist and education programs in the Washington DC area, receiving grants from the MD State Arts Council and The Virginia Commission for the Arts for programming in public schools. Giving performances nationally, he also served as director of music for Hispanic Services at the Washington National Cathedral and as a musician in residence at historic Mount Vernon. Together with his wife, the duo founded Ascencion Recordings audiophile record label.
Pescevich Kreplin studied music and theater at Yale, and music performance (voice/flute) and audio engineering at New York University. She sang under the baton of conductor William Jon Gray as a member of the Washington D.C. Masterworks Chorus. Pescevich Kreplin was a Professional Core member of the Virginia Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Chorus Master Robert Shoup and the baton of conductor Joanne Faletta. She performed off Broadway as an Actors’ Equity member of the Process Studio Theater Repertory Company, and studied in the private studios of John Kuhn (Metropolitan Opera), Marianna Bushing (Peabody Conservatory) and Alan Bowers (NYC). She is currently the Youth Music Director for St. Andrews-by-the-Sea in Nags Head. As part of the Arts of the Albemarle’s community music initiative in 2015-16, Pescevich Kreplin was Music Director of the Community Voice and Rhythm Ensemble. She spent three years developing the vocal arts program for The Center Players, a youth theater school and performance company in Elizabeth City.
Dale and Joann Erikson generously sponsor this Chamber Music Concert.
A light reception to meet the artists follows.
Individual concert tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Tickets are available at the door.
For advance tickets, visit TicketMeSandhills.
Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and home to the NC Literary Hall of Fame.