FALLBROOK – Freaney and Friends' free concert Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. will feature two young artists who are music majors at San Diego State University. Shawn Jerge is in his senior year as a piano student, and Nancy Coto is working on her master's degree in piano performance.
While in 10th grade, Jerge was accepted into the applied music program at Palomar College, studying under professor Ruth Weber. While working toward an associate degree in piano performance, he concurrently earned an associate degree in mathematics, both of which were obtained before the age of 17.
While at Palomar College, Jerge performed with the jazz band and as orchestral pianist with the Palomar Symphony Orchestra. Currently, he is completing his bachelor's degree in piano performance at San Diego State University, studying both classical and jazz piano.
Coto is a recent graduate of San Diego State University with a master's degree in piano performance. During her master's studies, she collaborated with renowned guitarist Fred Benedetti in recitals, played with the university orchestra, performed in various masterclasses and worked with the university opera.
Currently, Coto is a lecturer on the music faculty at the university, teaches at the university's Community Music School, is a vocal coach and a collaborative pianist. She also owns a private piano studio and teaches beginner to advanced students of all ages.
Sharing the stage, interchangeably the pairs' program will include Mozart's Sonata No. 18, K576; Leoš Janáček's "In the Mists;" Franz Liszt's Ballade No.2 in B minor, S.171; Claude Debussy's Étude No.11 Pour les Arpèges Composés and Nikolai Kapustin's Preludes in Jazz Styles, Op. 53, No. 9 and 10.
The program is top notch and will thrill all those who attend. For more information, visit http://www.sdcl.org or call 760-731-4650. The library is located at 124 S. Mission Road, in Fallbrook.
Submitted by Friends of the Fallbrook Library.