Recital Program

First Presbyterian Church of Titusville

June 12, 2016 @ 2:30pm

Alex Cap, pianist and Noelle Arteche, soprano

Gershwin’s Recital Works

George Gerswhin (1898-1937)Preludes

  1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
  2. Andante con moto e poco rubato
  3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Gershwin’s Popular Songs and Improvisations

Gerswhin and Irving Caesar (1895-1996)Swanee, Sinbad

G. Gerswhin and Ira Gershwin (1896-1983)Strike Up the Band, Strike Up the Band

George and Ira Gershwin‘S Wonderful, Funny Face

George and Ira GershwinI Got Rhythm, Girl Crazy

Loewe and Lerner

Frederick Loewe (1901-1988) and Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986)Waitin’ for My Dearie, Brigadoon

Come to Me, Bend to Me, Brigadoon
Wouldn’t it be Loverly, My Fair Lady
I Could Have Danced All Night, My Fair Lady

The Legend of 1900

Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941)The Crave

Ennio Morricone (1928-)Playing Love
Amedeo Tomassi (1935-)Magic Waltz

Kern and Hammerstein

Jerome Kern (1885-1945) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960)Make Believe, Show Boat

You Are Love, Show Boat

Please refrain from video recording or photography during the recital. Thank you, and enjoy the music!

About the Artists

Noelle Arteche

Soprano Noelle Arteche is a native of New Jersey and has been commended for her sensitive interpretive abilities and skill in effective performance. Noelle has enjoyed successful portrayals of Galatea in Acis and Galatea (Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey), Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Eastern Opera of New Jersey), Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (Stony Hill Players), Amore in L’incoronazione di Poppea (dell’Arte Opera Ensemble), Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel (New York Lyric Opera Theater), Un Pastore in Tosca (Amore Opera), Cis in Albert Herring (Opera New Jersey), and scenes of Adele in Die Fledermaus, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and Auretta in L’oca del Cairo (Peabody Opera), and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel.

Also an avid recitalist, Noelle’s performances include two solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall (New York City, New York) and appearances with the renowned Palisades Virtuosi in concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity. She is also a 2014 Rising Star Award winner of the Milton Cross Young Artist Program (Continuo Arts Foundation).

Noelle Arteche holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. She is a student of Barbara Urbine-Reidy.

Alex Cap

As a pianist, Alex Cap has performed in all three of Carnegie’s prestigious halls, at the National Opera Center, as well as in master classes in Prague with Charles University faculty Vit Gregor and in Washington DC with Eastman School of Music faculty Nelita True. In March 2013, he was invited to give a solo recital to rededicate a newly inherited 1883 Steinway grand piano for the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville as part of their 175th anniversary celebrations. While at college, he provided background music for the college president’s holiday parties. He continues to perform as a soloist and collaborative artist throughout New Jersey.

Also a composer, Mr. Cap has written the music for many award-winning short films and video games, notably Sagittarius, a first-person rail-shooter designed for the Oculus Rift that won the August 2014 Dare to Be Digital game design competition at Abertay University in Scotland and was nominated for a BAFTA “Ones to Watch” award. His arrangements and orchestrations have been performed on Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall by Montclair University Symphony Orchestra, Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, Sir James Galway, Alex Boyé, Brandon James, and Nick Pitera, among others.

He holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the College of New Jersey, where he studied with Tomoko Kanamaru, and studies composition with Hofstra University professor Ken Lampl.