Littlefield Organ Series: Halloween Organ Concert

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
FREE
Handbill for Halloween organ concert

Students and faculty  from the UW Organ program perform spooky organ classics—including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor—on the UW’s Littlefield Organ.

PROGRAM 

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 ............... Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Douglas Clevelan

 

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 (1888) ..................................... Edvard Greig (1843-1907)

I. Morning Mood

II. The Death of Åse

IV.In theHall of the Mountain King

Samuel Libra

 

Variations de Concert pour Orgue, Op.1 ........................... Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
Andr
ew Koch

 

Funeral March of a Marionette ........................................ Charles Gounod (1818-1893) 
Youngjin Joo

  

Fantasie in G Minor, BWV 542 ...........................................................................J. S. Bach
Hyun-Ja Choi

  

Graceful Ghost Rag ................................................................. William Bolcom (b. 1938)
B
etsy Solon, trumpet/ Youngjin Joo, organ

 

Sonata in D Minor for Four Hands ....................................... Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)

Allegro moderato

Adagio

Allegro con fuoco

Samuel Libra and Wyatt Smith


 

Director Bio: Carole Terry

Carole Terry's career as a renowned performer and pedagogue of the organ and harpsichord has taken her to many cities and universities throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Especially known for her performances and recordings of German Romantic music, she is also an expert on the physiology of keyboard performance -- the subject of her forthcoming academic work.

As a performer and master teacher, Terry participated in the Bamboo Organ Festival, in Manila, Philippines, as well as the Attersee Barock Akademie, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, in Lübeck, Germany. She has also been involved in various summer academies, such as the International Summer School for Young Organists in Oundle, Great Britain and the Mount Royal College Organ Academy and International Summer School in Calgary, Canada. A frequent judge for competitions, Terry has adjudicated the prestigious International Musachino Organ Competition in Tokyo and in 2003, the Third Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition.

In the United States, Terry has participated in conferences and seminars such as the San Anselmo Organ Festival, The Historical Organ in America (Arizona), the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Montreat Festival of Worship and Music (North Carolina). She has been a featured recitalist at many conventions of the American Guild of Organists.

As Resident Organist and Curator for the Seattle Symphony from 2000 to 2003, Terry helped inaugurate the new C.B. Fisk organ in Seattle's acclaimed Benaroya Hall, playing many solo concerti, in addition to monumental works for organ and orchestra. In 2004, she was honored to be the first American organist to perform in Perm, Russian Federation, on the new Glatter-Götz Organ of the Perm Concert Hall. In 2006, Terry performed on the newly installed Wolff organ in Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, B.C., as part of an international conference sponsored by the Westfield Center for Keyboard Studies and Christ Church Cathedral.Her recent convention and concert appearances include the American Guild of Organists Pedagogy Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee; the McGill Summer Organ Academy in Montreal; and recitals in San Francisco, Seattle, and New York. Terry's recordings include Brombaugh Organs of the Northwest and The Complete Organ Works of Johannes Brahms (based on the Henle edition) for the Musical Heritage label. As a harpsichordist, she recorded works of Albright, Persichetti, Cowell, and Rorem for CRI, and baroque chamber music for Crystal Records (with violist Yitzhak Schotten). Her most recent recording, Carole Terry in Schwerin, is a two-CD set of German romantic organ music recorded on the notable 1871 Ladegast organ at Schwerin Cathedral, Germany.Terry is Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle. She is on the Board of Governors of The Westfield Center for Keyboard Studies, a national resource for the advancement of keyboard music, and chairs the Center's Concert Scholar Committee. As a member of the College of Mentors at The John Ernest Foundation, her role is to promote the enrichment of young organ scholars, organ performances, and the encouragement of organ studies.

 

Douglas Cleveland

Douglas Cleveland, the John Delo Faculty Fellow in Organ at the University of Washington, is considered by critics and musicians across the country to be one of America’s finest concert organists. He holds degrees from The Eastman School of Music and Indiana University, where his teachers included Russell Saunders, Larry Smith, and Marilyn Keiser. In 1993, Cleveland won first prize at the Fort Wayne Organ Competition, and in 1994 he followed this by winning the first prize at the American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Dallas.
 
Since winning these prestigious competitions, Cleveland has performed in 48 of the United States, as well as in Australia, England, Russia, Sweden, Germany, and France. He is often asked by his peers to appear as a solo artist at conventions, and has performed at conventions of the American Guild of Organists, as well as the Organ Historical Society. He has appeared with several symphony orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony. His first recording, The Grand Organ of Princeton University Chapel, was released in 1993, and he has subsequently made two recordings on the Gothic label that have received critical acclaim in Fanfare, The American Record Guide, and Organists Review.
 
In 1997, Cleveland was a visiting faculty member at St. Olaf College (Minn.), where he taught organ. From 1999 to 2004, Cleveland held the position of assistant professor of organ and church music at Northwestern University. While on the Northwestern faculty, he received the Searle Fellowship for teaching excellence. He currently maintains a full recital calendar and is director of music at Plymouth Congregational Church in Seattle, in addition to teaching organ at the University of Washington School of Music.