Littlefield Organ Series: Catherine Rodland (St. Olaf College)

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 3:00pm
FREE
  • The UW's Littlefield Organ
    The UW's Littlefield Organ

Catherine Rodland of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., performs music by J.S. Bach, Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Felix Mendelssohn and others in her solo organ recital on the UW’s Littlefield Organ.

PROGRAM

Prelude pro Organo pleno, BWV 552.1 .............................. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Meine junges Leben hat ein End ................................... Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139 ................................................ Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

from Douze Courtes Pieces pour Orgue, Op. 43 ...................................... Rachel Laurin (b. 1961)
Cantilene
Toccatina
Choral et Variations (2)
Rondo

Andante with Variations ............................................................ Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Kleine Praeludien und Intermezzi, Werk 9 .............................. Hermann Schroeder (1904-1984)
Maestoso
Andante sostenuto
Allegro moderato
Allegretto
Andantino
Poco vivace

Fuga a 5 con pedale pro organo pleno, BWV 552.2 ...................................................... J. S. Bach


Artist Bio

Catherine Rodland

Catherine Rodland, whose playing has been described as “transcendent” (The American Organist), is Artist in Residence at St. Olaf College. She graduated cum laude with departmental distinction in organ performance from St. Olaf in 1987.

She received both the MM and DMA from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where she was a student of Russell Saunders.  At Eastman, Catherine received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate and the Ann Anway Award for excellence in organ performance. She is a prizewinner in several competitions including the 1994 and 1998 American Guild of Organists Young Artists Competition, the 1994 Calgary International Organ Competition, and the 1988 International Organ Competition at the University of Michigan for which she received first prize. She concertizes extensively throughout the United States and Canada.

At St. Olaf Catherine teaches a full studio of organ students as well as music theory and ear training classes.  She performs regularly at St. Olaf, in 2007  dedicating the new Holtkamp organ in Boe Memorial Chapel, and performing as a featured soloist with the St. Olaf Orchestra and the St. Olaf Band.  These performances were released as CDs through St. Olaf Records.  In 2010 Catherine released two CDs:  “Dedication”, and “American Weavings”, the latter recorded in Boe Chapel at St. Olaf College with violist and duo partner Carol Rodland. The Rodland Duo is managed by Concert Artists Cooperative.

Series Background: Notable visiting artists and students of Professor Carole Terry perform on the University’s famed Littlefield Organ