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Re: Hauptwerk Recital Series in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Pa

Postby seh52 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:57 am

Dr. Namhee Han, organist, plays recital on Hauptwerk organs!

Private Los Angeles residence. To be invited, please send me your email address.
Arrival: 7:30 pm Saturday, April 14
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

Playing from the heart defines organist Namhee Han’s approach to music-making. She gave the opening concert for the renowned Los Angeles Bach Festival in 2013 and has performed at the National and Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Constantly expanding the repertoire of her artistic expressions, she has played with orchestras such the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale (organ) and the GRAMMY award-winning Southwest Chamber Music (harpsichord and harmonium).

A native of South Korea, Namhee studied the piano from age eight. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English education from Seoul National University, she came to the US to pursue graduate studies in linguistics. It was then that she encountered the organ and became immediately fascinated with the limitless tonal and expressive possibilities of the instrument. She began organ study with Thomas Harmon in 1999 and completed Master's and Doctoral degrees in organ performance at UCLA working with Christoph Bull. In addition, she holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in applied linguistics from UCLA. Dr. Han has coached with Marie-Claire Alain, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Jean Guillou and Guy Bovet, and participated in master classes by such eminent teacher-organists as David Craighead, Frederick Swann, Marilyn Keiser, Todd Wilson, Christopher Herrick, Paul Jacobs, Kimberly Marshall and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin. She has also studied with Philip Smith, the Organ Conservator at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The resident organist at Westwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, Dr. Han is keenly interested in contributing to the music community in Southern California and regularly collaborates with instrumentalists, orchestras and choral groups in local performances. Her recent performance projects include playing solo and duo organ pieces for the DVD “The story of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ” (http://disneyhallorgan.com/). Her piano and organ students have successfully got in prestigious music schools. She enjoys maintaining an intellectually stimulating and physically active life.


PROGRAM

Bach: Concerto in A Minor after Vivaldi, BWV 593

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Fantasia in F Minor, K. 608

Healey Willan (1880-1968): Prelude on “MARTYRDOM” and “DEO GRACIAS”

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Sicilienne from “Pelléas et Mélisande” (transcribed by Louis Robilliard)

Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Pilgrims Chorus from “Tannhäuser” (transcribed for the Organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Guy Bovet (b. 1942): Salamanca from “Trois Préludes Hambourgeois”

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868): Overture from “William Tell” (transcribed for the Organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from “Nabucco”

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Danse Macabre (transcribed by Edwin Lemare)
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Re: Hauptwerk Recital Series in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Pa

Postby seh52 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:06 am

Thomas Mellan, organist, plays recital on Hauptwerk organs!

Private residence. For invitation, please send me your email address.
Arrival: 7:30 pm Saturday, April 21
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

Born in Lyon, France in 1995, organist/composer Thomas Mellan was awarded first place in the keyboard division of the 2015 and 2016 national competitions sponsored by the Musical Merit Foundation. In 2011, he was one of six organists invited to record on the official Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ DVD. He performed as Rising Star in the American Guild of Organists’ West Region Regional Convention in 2015. He was invited as Rising Star to perform in the Centennial International Summer Organ Festival at the Spreckels Pavilion. As Young Artist of the Year, he performed a solo recital in the 23rd Organ Festival at St. Eustache in Paris, France.

He has studied composition, counterpoint and harmony since the age of twelve. His catalogue of over thirty compositions includes orchestral, chamber and solo works. His work …on transcendence…, for five solo cellos and orchestra, was premiered by the Sakura cello quintet and the USC Thornton Symphony under the direction of Donald Crockett in 2016. His current projects and commissions include a new violin concerto, two more movements of …on transcendence… and a large organ concerto. Compositions have been performed in such venues as the Chautauqua Institute (New York), Rider University and the Princeton University Chapel (Princeton, New Jersey), the Spreckels Organ Pavilion (San Diego, California), Walt Disney Concert Hall, (Los Angeles, California), the University of Southern California and Église St. Eustache (Paris, France).

Mellan was the Outstanding Graduate of the undergraduate class of 2017 at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree with a double major in organ performance and composition. He is pursuing a Master of Music degree at Thornton, retaining the double emphasis in organ and composition. He is studying organ with Cherry Rhodes and composition with Frank Ticheli. Mellan received the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award in 2016. He was awarded the Thornton Faculty Award in 2013, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to an undergraduate at the USC Thornton School of Music.


PROGRAM

Max Reger (1873-1916): Fantasie und Fuge d-moll op. 135b
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor BWV 526
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 548 “the wedge”
(intermission)
Anton Webern (1883-1945): Variationen für klavier, Op. 27 (trans. Xavier Darasse)
- Sehr mäßig
- Sehr schnell
- Ruhig fließend
Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986): Suite, Op. 5:
- Prélude
- Sicilienne
- Toccata
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Hauptwerk Recital Series in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:09 am

Dr. Namhee Han plays virtual, digital and pipe organ recital!
For an invitation, please send me your email address.

Arrival: 7:30 pm Saturday, April 14
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

Dr. Han has selected 4 virtual pipe organs for this program:

1. Composite Cavaillé-Coll viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13386

2.1745 Johann Andreas Silbermann: Protestant Church, Wasselonne, France
http://www.jeuxdorgues.com/jeux-d-orgue ... n/?lang=en

3. 1885 Caen Cavaille-Coll: http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/f ... ienne.html

4. Johannus-BachMen OrganCrafters digital/pipe hybrid organ

BIOGRAPHY

Playing from the heart defines organist Namhee Han’s approach to music-making. She gave the opening concert for the renowned Los Angeles Bach Festival in 2013 and has performed at the National and Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Constantly expanding the repertoire of her artistic expressions, she has played with orchestras such the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale (organ) and the GRAMMY award-winning Southwest Chamber Music (harpsichord and harmonium).

A native of South Korea, Namhee studied the piano from age eight. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English education from Seoul National University, she came to the US to pursue graduate studies in linguistics. It was then that she encountered the organ and became immediately fascinated with the limitless tonal and expressive possibilities of the instrument. She began organ study with Thomas Harmon in 1999 and completed Master's and Doctoral degrees in organ performance at UCLA working with Christoph Bull. In addition, she holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in applied linguistics from UCLA. Dr. Han has coached with Marie-Claire Alain, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Jean Guillou and Guy Bovet, and participated in master classes by such eminent teacher-organists as David Craighead, Frederick Swann, Marilyn Keiser, Todd Wilson, Christopher Herrick, Paul Jacobs, Kimberly Marshall and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin. She has also studied with Philip Smith, the Organ Conservator at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The resident organist at Westwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, Dr. Han is keenly interested in contributing to the music community in Southern California and regularly collaborates with instrumentalists, orchestras and choral groups in local performances. Her recent performance projects include playing solo and duo organ pieces for the DVD “The story of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ” (http://disneyhallorgan.com/). Her piano and organ students have successfully got in prestigious music schools. She enjoys maintaining an intellectually stimulating and physically active life.


PROGRAM

Bach: Concerto in A Minor after Vivaldi, BWV 593

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Fantasia in F Minor, K. 608

Healey Willan (1880-1968): Prelude on “MARTYRDOM” and “DEO GRACIAS”

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Sicilienne from “Pelléas et Mélisande” (transcribed by Louis Robilliard)

Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Pilgrims Chorus from “Tannhäuser” (transcribed for the Organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Guy Bovet (b. 1942): Salamanca from “Trois Préludes Hambourgeois”

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868): Overture from “William Tell” (transcribed for the Organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from “Nabucco”

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Danse Macabre (transcribed by Edwin Lemare)
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Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:59 am

Chelsea Chen, organ with Joseph Lee, cello

To receive an invitation, please send me your email address.

Arrival: 7:30 pm Monday, April 16
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

Joseph Lee is a current member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, winning the position in May of 2012. Mr. Lee began piano studies at the age of 4, violin studies at 7, and then finally cello at the age of 11. He won the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra concerto competition resulting in his concerto debut, playing the Dvorak Cello Concerto in Davies Symphony Hall under conductor Edwin Outwater. Joseph grew up in northern California where he studied with Irene Sharp. He earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music from The Juilliard School where he studied with Joel Krosnick and Darrett Adkins. He also earned a master’s degree in orchestral performance from The Manhattan School of Music studying with Alan Stepansky. Mr. Lee has performed in master classes for Richard Aaron, Ralph Kirshbaum, Lynn Harrell, and Janos Starker. Playing in orchestra he has worked with prominent conductors including: Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Andre Previn, Pierre Boulez, David Zinman, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and James Levine. Mr. Lee was a member of Miami’s New World Symphony from 2010 until 2012.

Organist and composer Chelsea Chen is internationally renowned for her concerts of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and a compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times). Chelsea has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia in venues such as Disney Hall, Singapore’s Esplanade, Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. As a composer she is broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based on Asian folksongs. The recipient of the 2009 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award, Ms. Chen is a graduate of Juilliard, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She was also a full scholarship recipient at Yale University, where she earned an Artist Diploma. Her major organ teachers were Thomas Murray, John Weaver, and Paul Jacobs. From 2014-2018 she was Artist-in-Residence at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale. Currently, she is organist at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. For more information about her, please visit Chelsea Chen .

PROGRAM

Sonata in E Major François Francoeur (1698-1787)
Adagio Cantabile
Allegro Vivo
Tempo di Gavotta
Largo Cantabile
Gigue

Abendlied from Six Pieces, Op. 150 Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Humoresque Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

“The Hudson” and “Sidewalks” from Stone Rose Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Sonata in C Major, Op. 119: II. Moderato Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Two Taiwanese Folksongs Chelsea Chen (b. 1983)
Spring Breeze
Rice Dumplings

Seven Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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Re: Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:30 am

Ethan Haman, composer and organist!
Arrival: 7:30 pm Saturday, April 28
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

To receive an invitation to this private recital, please send me your email address.

BIOGRAPHY
Ethan Haman from Fremont, CA, is currently a junior in the USC Thornton School of Music. A recipient of the USC Presidential Scholarship, he is a double major studying B.Mus. Pipe Organ Studies with Prof. Cherry Rhodes and B.Mus. Composition with Prof. Donald Crockett (previously with Daniel Temkin and Sean Friar).

Ethan is currently organist for both Knox Presbyterian Church in Pasadena on Sunday mornings at 10AM and the Extraordinary Form/Latin Mass offered by the Fraternity of Saint Peter on most Sundays at 7PM at St. Victor Catholic Church in West Hollywood, where he improvises most of the organ music for the service in addition to accompanying Gregorian chants alongside a choir which sings polyphonic Renaissance settings of the mass.

Ethan studied organ and composition from 2008 to 2015 with Angela Kraft Cross, and served as the regular organist of Christ Episcopal Church Los Altos from 2011 to 2015. He earned his Colleague of the American Guild of Organists (CAGO) credential in April 2013. Ethan studied organ improvisation with Sophie Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin and Frédéric Blanc during two study trips to Lyon and Paris, France in 2013 and 2015 on scholarships from the San Francisco Peninsula Organ Academy, as well as in subsequent masterclasses.

Ethan has played numerous full organ recitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, Salinas, Los Angeles, Reno, and Harvard University as well as shared concerts in several notable venues such as San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, Stanford University's Memorial Church, Notre Dame d'Auteuil in Paris, and Los Angeles' Union Station. Ethan has also performed for such notable teachers as Robert Huw Morgan, the late Gerre Hancock, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Jonathan Oldengarm, Nathan Laube, David Higgs, Edoardo Bellotti, Christophe Mantoux, Aude Heurtematte, Louis Robilliard, and Marie-Louise Langlais.

Ethan has performed his original compositions in Composers’ Forums for both the San Francisco and the Palo Alto/Peninsula AGO chapters and in concerts at many different venues. He performed his composition “Improvisation on Pentecost Themes” in Montréal, Canada for the Organ Academy Closing Concert of the July 2017 Montréal Organ Festival. In November 2016, Ethan's setting of the "Gloria Patri" Latin text for choir and pipe organ won the USC University Chorus Composition Competition and was premiered by the University Chorus at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Los Angeles for their fall concert. In December 2017 the same chorus premiered his composition "Hodie Christus Natus Est" for choir and 8 trombones as part of the USC Winter Gala Concert at USC's Bovard Auditorium.

Ethan's hobbies include recording organ videos for his YouTube channel as well as studying foreign languages; he currently speaks English, Spanish, French, European Portuguese, Cantonese, and is learning Mandarin Chinese.


PROGRAM

Improvisation on Pentecost Themes Ethan Haman (b. 1997)
(based upon Gregorian chants: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" and "Veni Creator Spiritus")
(Originally improvised May 2015 at Christ Episcopal Church Los Altos, reconstructed from recording May 2016)

All Hallows' Voluntary (2010) Angela Kraft Cross (b. 1958)

Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, BWV 680 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 663

"mvt. 1/6 - Allegro" from Symphony no. 6 Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Improvisations on Audience choice of themes

"I am excited to improvise on themes chosen by the audience for the second part of this concert. I welcome themes to be submitted right before the concert begins. All are invited to either bring a piece of sheet music with a theme melody written down, a photocopy of a hymn, or even just the title of a well-known piece written on a piece of paper to submit, although I will give precedence to themes written out in music notation. Staff paper will be provided for last minute theme writing/submission. The themes can be a favorite hymn, movie soundtrack theme, nursery rhyme song, folk song, or even an originally composed melody! Any melody you would like to hear transformed into a Baroque prelude and fugue, French Romantic toccata, etc. will work! After the repertoire half of the concert I will quickly choose themes then will improvise on them. Thanks!" - Ethan Haman
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Re: Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:33 am

ETHAN HAMAN, organist plays masterworks and improvisations on Hauptwerk virtual pipe organs!
To receive an invitation, please send me your email address by private message.

Stan's Music Parlor
Lafayette Square , Los Angeles, CA 90019
Arrival: 7:30 pm Saturday, April 28
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

BIOGRAPHY

Ethan Haman from Fremont, CA, is currently a junior in the USC Thornton School of Music. A recipient of the USC Presidential Scholarship, he is a double major studying B.Mus. Pipe Organ Performance with Prof. Cherry Rhodes and B.Mus. Composition with Prof. Donald Crockett (previously with Prof. Sean Friar and Daniel Temkin).

Ethan studied organ and composition from 2008 to 2015 with Angela Kraft Cross, and has performed on organ in Berkeley’s Junior Bach Festival annually during that time. He studied organ improvisation with Sophie Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin and Frédéric Blanc during two study trips to Lyon and Paris, France in 2013 and 2015 on scholarships from the San Francisco Peninsula Organ Academy, as well as in subsequent masterclasses.

Ethan earned his Colleague of the American Guild of Organists (CAGO) credential in April 2013. He served as the regular organist of Christ Episcopal Church Los Altos from 2011 to 2015, and continues to serve as their guest organist during school breaks.

Ethan has played numerous full organ recitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, Salinas, Reno, and Harvard University as well as shared concerts in several notable venues, such as San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, Stanford University's Memorial Church, Notre Dame d'Auteuil in Paris, and Los Angeles' Union Station. Ethan has also performed for such notable teachers as Robert Huw Morgan, the late Gerre Hancock, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Jonathan Oldengarm, Nathan Laube, David Higgs, Edoardo Bellotti, Christophe Mantoux, Aude Heurtematte, Louis Robilliard, and Marie-Louise Langlais.

Ethan has performed his original compositions in Composers’ Forums for both the San Francisco and the Palo Alto/Peninsula AGO chapters and in concerts at many different venues. In November 2016, Ethan's first work for chorus and pipe organ, a setting of the "Gloria Patri" Latin text, won the USC University Chorus Composition Competition and was premiered by the University Chorus at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Los Angeles for their fall concert. Most recently, he performed his composition “Improvisation on Pentecost Themes” in Montréal, Canada for the Organ Academy Closing Concert of the July 2017 Montréal Organ Festival.

As of September 2017, Ethan has been employed as the regular organist for the Latin Mass offered by the Fraternity of Saint Peter on most Sundays at 7PM at St. Victor Catholic Church in West Hollywood, where he improvises most of the organ music for the service in addition to accompanying Gregorian chants and polyphonic renaissance choral settings.

Ethan's hobbies include recording organ videos for his YouTube channel as well as studying foreign languages; he currently speaks English, Spanish, French, European Portuguese, Cantonese, and is learning Mandarin Chinese.

PROGRAM

Improvisation on Pentecost Themes Ethan Haman (b. 1997)
(based upon Gregorian chants: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" and "Veni Creator Spiritus")
(Originally improvised May 2015 at Christ Episcopal Church Los Altos, reconstructed from recording May 2016)

All Hallows' Voluntary (2010) Angela Kraft Cross (b. 1958)

Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, BWV 680 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 663

"mvt. 1/6 - Allegro" from Symphony no. 6 Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Improvisations on Audience choice of themes

"I am excited to improvise on themes chosen by the audience for the second part of this concert. I welcome themes to be submitted right before the concert begins. All are invited to either bring a piece of sheet music with a theme melody written down, a photocopy of a hymn, or even just the title of a well-known piece written on a piece of paper to submit, although I will give precedence to themes written out in music notation. Staff paper will be provided for last minute theme writing/submission. The themes can be a favorite hymn, movie soundtrack theme, nursery rhyme song, folk song, or even an originally composed melody! Any melody you would like to hear transformed into a Baroque prelude and fugue, French Romantic toccata, etc. will work! After the repertoire half of the concert I will quickly choose themes then will improvise on them. Thanks!" - Ethan Haman

Mr. Haman has selected virtual pipe organs, as well as the Bachmen pipe organ, for his program:

1885 A. Cavaille-Coll: St. Etienne Abbey, Caen, France
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/t ... ienne.html

1973 Marcussen & Son: Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/t ... organ.html
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Re: Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:32 am

To receive an invitation, please send me your email address.

Arrival: 7:30 pm Sunday, June 3
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.

Mr. Adam Ferrara has chosen these two Hauptwerk virtual reality pipe organs for his program:

1966 Aeolian Skinner/1910 Murray Harris: Covenant Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, CA
http://www.clrresources.com/cpclb-aeolian-skinner/

1973 Marcussen & Son: Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/t ... organ.html

To attend, please reply to this email.
Donations for the musicians are appreciated.

BIOGRAPHY
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Adam Ferrara began his music career with tap dancing and breaking wooden boards in Tae Kwan Do at the ripe age of 5. Once the instructors wanted him to move onto breaking concrete boards, his parents decided it was time to give him piano lessons to hold him over until they had found a new sport for him to do. Piano ended up being that new sport, with trumpet lessons added a year later. His first public performance followed shortly after, during a Christmas Eve church service–this time on piano, rather than as a shepherd in the previous years’ Christmas pageant.

As if the trumpet weren’t loud enough of an instrument already, Mr. Ferrara began his organ studies at the very end of his high school career, took a brief pause to perform Rhapsody in Blue for the Alma Symphony Orchestra in 2012, and then resumed them halfway through college. Upon completion of his BM in Piano Performance at Alma College, Mr. Ferrara studied with Dr. Michael Burkhardt at Eastern Michigan University, where he earned his MM in Organ Performance in May 2017.

At the end of 2017, Mr. Ferrara completed the construction of his 5-manual virtual pipe organ, using his own hardware and software.

When a slice of free time occurs, Mr. Ferrara enjoys photography, ice cream, mountain biking, and eating pie in Julian with his fiancé, Emily. His photographic work has been on display in art galleries in the Mid-Michigan area.

PROGRAM

What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Charles Ore
Præludium in C, BuxWV 137 - Dietrich Buxtehude
Adagio - Roger Nyquist
Sonata in A, Op. 65, No. 3 - Felix Mendelssohn
Andantino in Db - Edwin Lemare
Introduction and Passacaglia in D - Max Reger
Scherzo in Bb, No. 2 - Frédéric Chopin
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Re: Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:28 pm

Arrival: 7:30 pm Sunday, June 3
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.
Stan's Music Parlor

Mr. Ferrara has chosen these two Hauptwerk virtual reality pipe organs for his program:

1966 Aeolian Skinner/1910 Murray Harris: Covenant Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, CA
http://www.clrresources.com/cpclb-aeolian-skinner/

1973 Marcussen & Son: Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/t ... organ.html

BIOGRAPHY

Adam Ferrara began his music career with tap dancing and breaking wooden boards in Tae Kwan Do at the ripe age of 5. Once the instructors wanted him to move onto breaking concrete boards, his parents decided it was time to give him piano lessons to hold him over until they had found a new sport for him to do. Piano ended up being that new sport, with trumpet lessons added a year later. His first public performance followed shortly after, during a Christmas Eve church service–this time on piano, rather than as a shepherd in the previous years’ Christmas pageant.

As if the trumpet weren’t loud enough of an instrument already, Mr. Ferrara began his organ studies at the very end of his high school career, took a brief pause to perform Rhapsody in Blue for the Alma Symphony Orchestra in 2012, and then resumed them halfway through college. Upon completion of his BM in Piano Performance at Alma College, Mr. Ferrara studied with Dr. Michael Burkhardt at Eastern Michigan University, where he earned his MM in Organ Performance in May 2017.

At the end of 2017, Mr. Ferrara completed the construction of his 5-manual virtual pipe organ, using his own hardware and software.

When a slice of free time occurs, Mr. Ferrara enjoys photography, ice cream, mountain biking, and eating pie in Julian with his fiancé, Emily. His photographic work has been on display in art galleries in the Mid-Michigan area.

PROGRAM

What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Charles Ore
Præludium in C, BuxWV 137 - Dietrich Buxtehude
Adagio - Roger Nyquist
Sonata in A, Op. 65, No. 3 - Felix Mendelssohn
Andantino in Db - Edwin Lemare
Introduction and Passacaglia in D - Max Reger
Scherzo in Bb, No. 2 - Frédéric Chopin
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Re: Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:38 pm

Arrival: 7:30 pm Saturday, June 16
Doors close for music: 8 pm
Reception follows.
Stan's Music Parlor

To receive an invitation, please me your email.
Donations for the musicians are appreciated!

BIOGRAPHY

Playing from the heart defines organist Namhee Han’s approach to music-making. She gave the opening concert for the renowned Los Angeles Bach Festival in 2013 and has performed at the National and Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Constantly expanding the repertoire of her artistic expressions, she has played with orchestras such the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale (organ) and the GRAMMY award-winning Southwest Chamber Music (harpsichord and harmonium).

A native of South Korea, Namhee studied the piano from age eight. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English education from Seoul National University, she came to the US to pursue graduate studies in linguistics. It was then that she encountered the organ and became immediately fascinated with the limitless tonal and expressive possibilities of the instrument. She began organ study with Thomas Harmon in 1999 and completed Master's and Doctoral degrees in organ performance at UCLA working with Christoph Bull. In addition, she holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in applied linguistics from UCLA. Dr. Han has coached with Marie-Claire Alain, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Jean Guillou and Guy Bovet, and participated in master classes by such eminent teacher-organists as David Craighead, Frederick Swann, Marilyn Keiser, Todd Wilson, Christopher Herrick, Paul Jacobs, Kimberly Marshall and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin. She has also studied with Philip Smith, the Organ Conservator at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The resident organist at Westwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, Dr. Han is keenly interested in contributing to the music community in Southern California and regularly collaborates with instrumentalists, orchestras and choral groups in local performances. Her recent performance projects include playing solo and duo organ pieces for the DVD “The story of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ” (http://disneyhallorgan.com/). Her piano and organ students have successfully got in prestigious music schools. She enjoys maintaining an intellectually stimulating and physically active life.


PROGRAM

Dr. Han has selected 2 European virtual pipe organs:

1965 Vermeulen: Sts. Simon and Jude Thaddeus Apostles Church, Raszczyce. Poland
http://piotrgrabowski.pl/raszczyce.html

1979 Alfred Führer: Monastery Church of Riddagshausen, Germany
http://www.pipeloops.com/product_info.p ... ucts_id=45

We will hear favorite hymn tunes arranged for the organ by Healey Willan, who ranked second only to Bach in the frequency of use of his music in the mid 20th Century. We will also hear anecdotes surrounding the multi-faceted life of this consummate musician as a teacher, choirmaster, organist, composer, and conductor.

The pieces are:

HYFRYDOL
ST. FLAVIAN
OLD HUNDREDTH
ST. COLUMBA
O FILII ET FILIAE
ABERYSTWYTH
WAREHAM
EBENEZER
DEO GRACIAS
OLD 124TH
MARTYRDOM
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