Faculty Organ Recital with Joel Bacon
Internationally-acclaimed organist and Colorado State University Professor of Organ Studies, Joel Bacon will present a cross section of seven centuries of organ music on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Casavant Organ Concert Hall, CSU Music Building, 2nd Floor on Oval Drive.
The evening features seven centuries of organ music with works by John Dustable, Paul Hofhaimer, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Ludwig Krebs, Franz Liszt, and Stephen Paulus. The recital will begin with one of the "hits" of the 15th century, Dunstableâ€™s O rosa bella, and will end with an improvisation featuring Peter Sommer, assistant professor of jazz and saxophone.
This evening of remarkable music drawn from the organâ€™s most colorful repertory will be played on CSUâ€™s world-famous Casavant organ. Since its installation in 1968, the beautifully balanced and well-voiced organ has gained international fame as a historically important instrument; built by legend Lawrence Phelps, the Casavant is truly a landmark of American organs.
Tickets are $4 for CSU students and $7 for the general public, plus a small campus box office service charge. Tickets can be purchased by calling 970-491-4TIX or at www.csutix.com.Â Â Visa and MasterCard accepted. Performances are popular and advance purchase is highly recommended.
A native of New Jersey, Joel Bacon holds degrees in mathematics and organ performance from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and an artist diploma in organ from the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (Vienna, Austria). With a dissertation on the use of organ in selected orchestral works, he earned his Ph.D. in historical musicology through a joint degree program of Vienna's University of Music and Performing Arts and the University of Vienna.
Joel Bacon has a growing reputation as a performer, teacher and scholar in North America and Europe. Â He has performed in Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Canada, and the US, and live performances have been broadcast on Austrian Radio (Ă–1) and Public Radio International. He has taught at the prestigious Oundle International Festival (Cambridge, UK), at several "Pipe Organ Encounters" of the American Guild of Organists, and at other courses in the U.S. and Canada.Â With the principal violist of the Munich Philharmonic, Albrecht Rohde, he has recorded a CD of music for viola and organ.Â
Joel Bacon currently holds the newly established Stewart and Sheron Golden Chair in Organ and Liturgical Studies, the first endowed chair in the College of Liberal Arts.Â Before coming to CSU, he was assistant organist of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Munich-GrĂĽnwald, and served as frequent guest organist at the former Hapsburg imperial church, St. Augustine, Vienna.
For more information, contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at (970) 491-5529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Event Category:||Arts & Entertainment|
|Start Time:||07:30 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Sunday, November 12, 2006|
|Event Ends On:||Sunday, November 12, 2006|
|Submitter's Name:||Jennifer Clary|