Sunday, October 25
3pm at Elim
Dr. Randall (R. C.) Kohl will discuss the history and perform compositions and arrangements by the Orizaban guitarist Octaviano Yáñez (1865-1927) who, though largely unknown today, was considered Mexico’s finest classical guitarist during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and one of the first guitarists ever recorded. This program of simple, enjoyable melodies set to waltz and habanera rhythms pleasantly portrays the salon music of Mexico’s “belle époque.” This concert and lecture is free and open to all. Listen to excerpts from his CD Homenaje here.
Dr. Kohl holds a BA in Music with Honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), an MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), and a Doctorate in History and Regional Studies from the Universidad Veracruzana (UV) in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. He is a full-time, tenured professor on the Music Faculty at the Universidad Veracruzana and a member of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (National System of Researchers).