Wednesday, July 6, 2022   7:30 PM   Methuen, MA
MMMH Presents Sarah Johnson in Concert
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Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway (Route 28)
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $15; Sr/Stu: $ - 5 for children;
Wednesday July 6, 2022
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Details: Sarah Johnson, a native of Maine who began her organ studies with Kevin Birch, will present the seventh concert of the Summer Series. Sarah is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Eastman School of Music, studying with David Higgs. Her undergraduate degree from Vassar included organ studies with Gail Archer and piano studies with Todd Crow. She holds a Master of Sacred Music from Boston University where she studied with Peter Sykes. While in Boston, Sarah was Organ Scholar at Holy Name Parish in West Roxbury and Assistant Librarian at the Organ Library of the American Guild of Organists. She currently serves as the Minister of Music at Church of the Ascension in Rochester, NY.
Works by Cabanilles, van Oortmerssen, Bach, Paine, Whitlock, Vierne and Buck
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Wednesday, July 13, 2022   7:30 PM   Methuen, MA
Carolyn Craig at the Great Organ
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Wednesday July 13, 2022
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Details: Carolyn Craig of Knoxville, Tennessee plays works by Hakim, Demessieux, Howells, Burge, Perlman, and Durufle.
In 2018/2019 she was Organ Scholar of Truro Cathedral in the UK. Her recent awards include the Mary Baker Award in Organ Accompaniment, Yale University; the Audience Prize in the 2020 Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition in Organ Playing; and the 2nd Prize and the Special Prize for the Interpretation of Mikael Tariverdiev's Works in the 2021 Tariverdiev International Organ Competition held in Kaliningrad, Russia.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2022   7:30 PM   Methuen, MA
Clara Gerdes Bartz Returns to MMMH
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Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway (Route 28)
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Wednesday July 20, 2022
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Details: Clara Gerdes Bartz has performed around the US, including at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, the Washington National Cathedral, and the 2018 National Convention of AGO in Kansas City, and at Spoleto, Oregon Bach Festival, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts and most recently at the Uncommon Music Festival in Sitka, Alaska. She is a 2021 graduate of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where she studied with Martin Jean. She recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Alan Morrison.
Clara received first prizes in the Albert Schweitzer, AGO-Quimby Mid-Atlantic Regional and UNCSA School of the Arts organ competition; was the recipient of the 2020 Baker Prize in Organ Performance and the 2021 Julia Sherman Award for Excellence in Organ Playing from Yale; and received the first annual AGO Pogorzelski-Yankee scholarship.
She currently serves as Director of Music at Most Holy Redeemer and Nativity Parish in Manhattan where her responsibilities include building up the parish's music program and overseeing the restoration of its 1891 Roosevelt organ.
Works by Walton, Duruflé, Coleridge-Taylor, Reger, Litaize, and Liszt
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Wednesday, July 27, 2022   7:30 PM   Methuen, MA
Summer Scholarship Concert Features Stefan Donner
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Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway (Route 28)
Cost: Free - 5 for children
Wednesday July 27, 2022
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Details: Stefan Donner of Vienna, Austria, earned degrees from the University of Music Vienna (with highest honors) where he studied organ, piano, and conducting. He received his Master's degree in organ performance from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Additionally, he has participated in master classes with Olivier Latry, Joris Verdin, and Edoardo Bellotti. He notably received a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholarship to study organ and harpsichord at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
Stefan is the recipient of various awards including First Prize in the 2010 Franz-Schmidt Organ Competition (Austria) and Third Prize in the 2011 Dublin International Organ Competition. Besides various radio and television recording, he has recorded CDs on the 1741 Dacci organ of St. Salvador in Vienna and on the 1862 Buckow organ in the musical instruments collection of the Vienna Museum of Technology.
Stefan has performed extensively in Europe, Turkey, Israel, the USA and Australia.
Works by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Reubke
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