Upcoming Performances

March 31, 12:30 pm Eastern
Lenten recital, Corinth Reformed Church, Hickory, N.C.

May 5, 7:30 pm Central
Guest recitalist, First United Methodist Church, Pine Bluff, Ark.

June 4, 7:30 pm Eastern
ASU studio recital, Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, S.C.

June 7
Guest recitalist, Hall of Philosophy, Mt. Gretna, Penn.

June 11
Recital and Evensong, St. Mary of the Hills Church, Blowing Rock, N.C.

July 2
Guest recitalist, location TBA, Toulouse area, France

August 20, 3:00 pm Central
Inaugural recitalist, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Enterprise, Ala.

September 10
Guest recitalist, First United Methodist Church, Charlotte, N.C.

September 16
William Shuford birthday concert, First Presbyterian Church, Statesville, N.C.

October 15, 4:00 pm Eastern
Guest recitalist, First United Methodist Church, Gastonia, N.C.

March 9, 2018, 12:15 pm Eastern
Guest recitalist, National City Christian Church, Washington, D.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 any 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

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

SAINT-SAËNS, Camille

SCHUMANN, Robert

SIBELIUS, Jean

SOWERBY, Leo

SWEELINCK, Jan Pieterszoon

VIERNE, Louis

WEAVER, John

WHITLOCK, Percy

WIDOR, Charles-Marie