This performance is generously co-sponsored by:
This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council
Friday, October 13, 2017
Christ United Methodist Church
Music for a Great Space is proud to host Music for Young People events by our visiting artists. Students and their teachers may attend free of charge. All student attendees will receive a complimentary family voucher to attend the evening performance.
Advance reservations are required. Please see below for more information.
Dr. Faythe Freese, Professor of Organ at the University of Alabama School of Music, is in demand as a recitalist throughout the United States, Germany, Denmark, South Korea and Singapore. Dr. Freese is the recipient of the Indiana University Oswald Ragatz Distinguished Alumni Award for 2017. She is the first American woman to have recorded at L'Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité, Paris on the landmark instrument where Guilmant, Messiaen and Hakim were titular organists. Dr. Freese lived in Magdeburg, Germany for over three months in spring 2015 during her sabbatical and played and performed on over fifty historic organs in nine countries. She collaborated with early performance practice experts such as Ton Koopman, Montserrat Torrent, Pieter van Dijk, Aude Heutermatte and João Vaz on period repertoire. Dr. Freese's performances have been hailed as "powerful ...masterful... impressive ... brilliant."
This program will feature works by Franck, Tournemire, Hakim, and by female composer Pamela Decker, Professor of Organ/Music Theory at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.