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Organ music spotlight series ends Sunday

May 05, 2014

The Sondheim Organ Music Spotlight Series concludes with a concert from Wyatt Smith, a native of Rapid City, South Dakota, and a graduate student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Smith will perform a program of music by Bach, Franck, Vierne and others on the John and Coralee Dey Barhydt Organ in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts. The program will include J. S. Bach: Toccata in F, BWV 540; Frescobaldi: Bergamasca; Kurt Knecht: Missouri Sonata; Jehan Alain: Postlude pour l’office des complies; Alain: Litanies; Felix Mendelssohn: Overture to Paulus; Frederick Frahm: Three New Mexico Sketches; and Max Reger: Choralefantasia über Wie schön luecht’ der Morgenstern.

Smith was the winner of the 2011 AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists and was among the winners of the 2011 USD Concerto Competition. His performances have been heard on several episodes of American Public Media’s “Pipedreams.”

General admission tickets for Smith are $15 for Zone 1, $12 for Zone 2 and $5 for youths. Tickets are available at the convention center ticket office, 472-2787 and www.FairfieldACC.com.

Fairfield Concert Association members receive admission to the concert with proof of membership.

The Sondheim Organ Music Spotlight Series is presented in conjunction with the Fairfield Concert Association, John and Coralee Dey - Everybody’s Whole Foods, J.D. Miller, Robert Tree, Eugene Copeland, John Connett, Gary Roth, Patricia Fitz-Randolph, Werner Elmker, Robert Glocke, Vera Young, Evelyn Gamrath, Sallie Morgan, Ed Kelenyi, James Davis Living Trus and Sara and John Young.

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