Upcoming Performances

December 1
3:00 pm Eastern

Messiah organist, First Presbyterian Church, Statesville, N.C.

December 3
8:00 pm Eastern

Haydn Creation organist, Rosen Concert Hall, Appalachian State University

December 13
12:15 pm Eastern

Music at Midday, National City Christian Church, Washington, D.C.

February 9, 2020
3:00 pm Eastern

Inaugural recitalist, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Columbia, S.C..

February 16, 2020
5:00 pm Eastern

Evensong recitalist, Church of the Ascension, Hickory, N.C..

March 6, 2020
7:30 pm Eastern

Guest recitalist, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tenn.

April 5, 2020
2:00 pm Eastern

Guest recitalist, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Macon, Ga.

April 18, 2020
7:30 pm Eastern

Concerto organist, Milligan College

May 12, 2020
12:35 pm Central

Tuesday Series recitalist, Church of St. Louis, King of France, Minneapolis, Minn.

June 21-26, 2020
Worship Organist, Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, Lake Junaluska, N.C.

 

"Oh, I like all kinds of music!” is a familiar strain among certain age groups. But those groups will not be the only attendees at a recital. I seek a wide common ground on which everyone can enjoy the recital. I believe the program notes are the tool for that job. My notes usually explain the piece rather than the composer. I provide only the barest biographical information to provide necessary context. My primary concern is to outline a road map through the piece: what to listen for, what style to understand, what clever surprises await. The ultimate satisfaction comes when a person tells me that they heard what the program notes prepared them for! Here are some examples of my writing, what I always hope is “easy reading” for the audience:

 

ALAIN, Jehan

ALBRIGHT, William 

BACH, Johann Sebastian

BOBO, Len

BOËLLMANN, Léon

BÖHM, Georg

BOLCOM, William

BONNET, Joseph

BRAHMS, Johannes

BREWER, Herbert

BRIDGE, Frank

BUXTEHUDE, Dietrich

COCKER, Norman

COOK, John

DANIEL-LESUR, Jean-Yves

DAQUIN, Louis-Claude

DUBOIS, Théodore

DUPRÉ, Marcel

DURUFLÉ, Maurice

FRANCK, César

FROBERGER, Johann Jakob

GAWTHROP, Daniel

GIGOUT, Eugène

GUILMANT, Alexandre

HAMPTON, Calvin

HARBINSON, William G.

HARRIS, William Henry

HINDEMITH, Paul

HOWELLS, Herbert

JONGEN, Joseph

LANGLAIS, Jean

LEMARE, Edwin

MENDELSSOHN, Felix

MULET, Henri

PAULUS, Stephen

REUBKE, Julius

REGER, Max

RHEINBERGER, Josef

ROGER-DUCASSE, Jean-Jules Aimable

ROWLEY, Alec

SAINT-SAËNS, Camille

SCHUMANN, Robert

SIBELIUS, Jean

SOWERBY, Leo

SWEELINCK, Jan Pieterszoon

VIERNE, Louis

WEAVER, John

WHITLOCK, Percy

WIDOR, Charles-Marie