Duo Organ Concert, 7:30pm Kicking off our celebratory weekend, on Friday the 18th at 7:30 p.m., we are proud to welcome our own Bruce Adami and Brian Jones in a duo concert. The two will perform works for organ four hands and four feet, works for piano and organ, and works for solo organ. The church’s newly renovated 1938 Steinway piano will be featured prominently in the concert. Bruce Adami has been the organist at Christ Church since 2007. Brian Jones is Emeritus Director of Music at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston where he led an active music program for twenty years. The two have been featured in joint concerts during the past five years from New Hampshire to Florida and will be giving programs this year in Little Rock, Arkansas; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Naples, Florida. The following is a review by the organist of All Saints Church in Worcester, Massachusetts:
“Definitely the highlight of our 2012 Lenten Recital Series was the organ/piano duo concert given by Brian Jones and Bruce Adami. So successful was this event, that those who were present have demanded a return performance! This was a concert of the highest musical calibre, with both performers giving outstanding performances of works by Gustav Merkel and Clifford Demarest.
Individually, both Jones and Adami showed great mastery in setting the mood of each piece; in letting each phrase take flight; and in grabbing the music by the scruff of the neck when necessary. But they also demonstrated that most rare of gifts, the ability to draw the audience into the drama. Added to this was the consummate skill they displayed in playing off each other: the incisive interplay between the organ and piano, particularly in the Fantaisie in C minor, testified to an almost telepathic musical empathy between the two players.”
~ Graeme McCullough, Director of Music at All Saints, Worcester
The concert on September 18 will feature works by Arndt, Buck, Chopin, Demarest, Kloppers, Merkel, and Wesley. There will be a suggested donation of $10 ($2 for children twelve and under) at the door for this event.
Attention Riverwoods and Langdon Place residents: If you would like to attend any of these events but need transportation, please contact Darla at the church office. We will arrange transportation for you