Feb2

Jan Kraybill's 21st annual Super Bowl Sunday organ concert: "Homage"

Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W Walnut St, Independence, MO

UPDATE: Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl bound! Back home, less than 10 miles from their home at Kauffman Stadium, is another arena, Community of Christ's Auditorium, where I'll be playing my 21st annual Super Bowl Sunday Organ Concert. For the past 20 years I've offered to play a piece in honor of the Chiefs if they make it to the Super Bowl, and this year's the year! The Auditorium seats a few thousand less than their stadium (there's room for only 5800 people), but every seat is free, and the magnificent Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ there is the largest in the KC metro area. There are more pipes in the organ (6,334) than seats in the room!

This year's concert, titled "Homage," will open with my musical tribute to the Chiefs, and then I'll play organ works in honor of other significant people from local to world-wide. Admission is free (a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted), and plenty of free parking is available. Live video on the big screens will show up-close views of my hands and feet in action. Come join in the fun! There's no need to choose -- you can come to the concert and still make it to your favorite venue for watching the game.

Planned repertoire includes:

JAN KRAYBILL (b. 1960): Homage to the Chiefs!

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893), transcr. George J. Bennett:  Coronation March

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750):  Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 769

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856):  Fugue No. 1 from Sechs Fugen über den Namen BACH, Op. 60

MILOŠ SOKOLA (1913-1976):  Passacaglia quasi Toccata on B-A-C-H

MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902-1986):  Prelude, Adagio et Choral varié sur le theme du Veni Creator, Op. 4 

MARY BETH BENNETT (b. 1954):  Hommage à Langlais:  Song of Peace in a Time of War

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (1854-1934), transcr. Jan Kraybill:  The Stars and Stripes Forever

Feb8

Solo organ concert: "Homage"

Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 11 4th Ave SW, Rochester, MN

I am pleased to return to the welcoming hospitality, beautiful venue, and inspiring Rieger-Klais organ of the Co-Cathedral, after a wonderful experience performing here five years ago.  

Planned repertoire includes:

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893), transcr. George J. Bennett:  Coronation March

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750):  Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 769

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856):  Fugue No. 1 from Sechs Fugen über den Namen BACH, Op. 60

MILOŠ SOKOLA (1913-1976):  Passacaglia quasi Toccata on B-A-C-H

MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902-1986):  Prelude, Adagio et Choral varié sur le theme du Veni Creator, Op. 4 

MARY BETH BENNETT (b. 1954):  Hommage à Langlais:  Song of Peace in a Time of War

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (1854-1934), transcr. Jan Kraybill:  The Stars and Stripes Forever

FREE admission

Feb23

Solo organ concert: "A Community of Voices"

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 47535 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA 92260

I am pleased to play a concert for the Desert Friends of Music. More details coming soon. Learn about the entire concert season by visiting the Friends' website, www.dfom.org/Desert_Friends_of_Music.

Planned repertoire includes:

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893), transcr. George J. Bennett:  Coronation March

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750):  Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (All Glory Be to God on High), BWV 676

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Fugue in E-flat Major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552b

MILOŠ SOKOLA (1913-1976):  Passacaglia quasi Toccata on B-A-C-H

GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934), transcr. Henry G. Ley: Chaconne, from First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847), transcr. Samuel P. Warren: Scherzo, from A Midsummer Night's Dream

PAUL HALLEY (b. 1952): Outer Hebrides: A Fantasia on Three Traditional Celtic Melodies

MARY BETH BENNETT (b. 1954):  Hommage à Langlais:  Song of Peace in a Time of War

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT (1877-1933): Fantasy on Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress), Op. 65, No. 47

Feb28

Kansas City Symphony and Chorus: Beethoven's Mass in C

The Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO

From the KC Symphony website: Matthew Halls, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus directorKarina Gauvin, sopranoKrisztina Szabó, mezzo-sopranoNicholas Phan, tenorTyler Duncan, baritone F.J. HAYDN Symphony No. 102JAMES MacMILLAN SinfoniettaBEETHOVEN Mass in C Esteemed conductor Matthew Halls returns to lead the orchestra, Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists in Beethoven’s early, transcendent Mass in C. Haydn’s delightful Symphony No. 102 is jam-packed with surprises — especially the fun ending. James MacMillan’s Sinfonietta transports listeners “from the tranquil to the visceral and back again.” Don’t miss this stunning feast for the senses as you’re fully immersed in the superb acoustics of Helzberg Hall. Tickets from $25. I'll be at the piano for the MacMillan and at the organ for the Beethoven.

visit www.kcsymphony.org

Feb28

Kansas City Symphony and Chorus: Beethoven's Mass in C

The Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO

From the KC Symphony website:

Matthew Halls, guest conductor

Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director

Karina Gauvin, soprano

Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano

Nicholas Phan, tenor

Tyler Duncan, baritone

F.J. HAYDN Symphony No. 102

JAMES MacMILLAN Sinfonietta

BEETHOVEN Mass in C

Esteemed conductor Matthew Halls returns to lead the orchestra, Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists in Beethoven’s early, transcendent Mass in C. Haydn’s delightful Symphony No. 102 is jam-packed with surprises — especially the fun ending. James MacMillan’s Sinfonietta transports listeners “from the tranquil to the visceral and back again.” Don’t miss this stunning feast for the senses as you’re fully immersed in the superb acoustics of Helzberg Hall. Tickets from $25.

I'll be at the piano for the MacMillan and at the organ for the Beethoven.