The arts are recovering from COVID!  I'm happy that my performance calendar is filling up again, and I'm loving sharing music both in-person and online. Because the COVID-19 situation is still in flux in many places, please check back here frequently.  I will make every endeavor to keep this calendar page updated as concert plans are made and re-made.  Stay safe, everyone! 

 

The below calendar includes all events open to the public.  Private events are not listed.

Oct23

Workshop: R-R-Roctober SkillsFest

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Church of the Ascension, 600 Gilpin St, Denver, CO 80218

Sponsored by the Denver Rocky Mountain chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

You, too, can score a walk-off World Series, 7th game, winning home run by strengthening your skills at the organ. This fall, turn over a new leaf (pun intended). Resources for the course will include Guild certification requirements and information on the new AGO Achievement Awards. Whether or not certification is in your future, everyone will benefit, especially your congregation, when you take your next steps in essential skills -- the organist's RRR (reading, 'riting, 'rithmatic)!

Admission is free and everyone, regardless of organ skill level, is welcome to attend this workshop.

For more information, visit the chapter's website at https://www.agodrmc.org/.

Oct29

Kansas City Symphony: "Brahms' First, Bruch's Violin Concerto"

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

[from the KC Symphony website]

Stuart Murray Turnbull Odyssey (World Premiere)

Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1

Michael Stern, conductor

Randall Goosby, violin

Yet another KC Symphony World Premiere opens this concert, Stuart Murray Turnbull’s Odyssey, an extravagant, colorful, twinkling and imaginative showpiece. With its delicate dancing strings lines, intricate woodwind flourishes and shifting rhythms, it’s a piece that musicians and audiences will find refreshing and contemporary. [I will be playing celesta for this piece.]

At 24 years old, Randall Goosby has appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States since winning First Prize at the Annual Sphinx Concerto Competition in 2010 at age 13. He brings his passionate virtuosity to Bruch’s warmly singing violin concerto.

Suffering from self-doubt and an intense writer’s block, it took Brahms 14 years to complete his first symphony. It was well worth the struggle as the result is masterful, on a grand scale, with the ending of the work standing as one of the most uplifting creations in all of music.

Oct30

Kansas City Symphony: "Brahms' First, Bruch's Violin Concerto"

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

[from the KC Symphony website]

Stuart Murray Turnbull Odyssey (World Premiere)

Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1

Michael Stern, conductor

Randall Goosby, violin

Yet another KC Symphony World Premiere opens this concert, Stuart Murray Turnbull’s Odyssey, an extravagant, colorful, twinkling and imaginative showpiece. With its delicate dancing strings lines, intricate woodwind flourishes and shifting rhythms, it’s a piece that musicians and audiences will find refreshing and contemporary. [I will be playing celesta for this piece.]

At 24 years old, Randall Goosby has appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States since winning First Prize at the Annual Sphinx Concerto Competition in 2010 at age 13. He brings his passionate virtuosity to Bruch’s warmly singing violin concerto.

Suffering from self-doubt and an intense writer’s block, it took Brahms 14 years to complete his first symphony. It was well worth the struggle as the result is masterful, on a grand scale, with the ending of the work standing as one of the most uplifting creations in all of music.

Oct31

Kansas City Symphony: "Brahms' First, Bruch's Violin Concerto"

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

[from the KC Symphony website]

Stuart Murray Turnbull Odyssey (World Premiere)

Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1

Michael Stern, conductor

Randall Goosby, violin

Yet another KC Symphony World Premiere opens this concert, Stuart Murray Turnbull’s Odyssey, an extravagant, colorful, twinkling and imaginative showpiece. With its delicate dancing strings lines, intricate woodwind flourishes and shifting rhythms, it’s a piece that musicians and audiences will find refreshing and contemporary. [I will be playing celesta for this piece.]

At 24 years old, Randall Goosby has appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States since winning First Prize at the Annual Sphinx Concerto Competition in 2010 at age 13. He brings his passionate virtuosity to Bruch’s warmly singing violin concerto.

Suffering from self-doubt and an intense writer’s block, it took Brahms 14 years to complete his first symphony. It was well worth the struggle as the result is masterful, on a grand scale, with the ending of the work standing as one of the most uplifting creations in all of music.

Nov5

Jan Kraybill lectures

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Bethel College, 300 E 27th St, North Newton, KS 67117

I am very pleased to be the guest speaker for Bethel College's respected Menno Simons Lectures series, established in 1950. This year's lectures are in conjunction with Bethel's Worship and Arts Symposium, celebrating the new hymnal, Voices Together. See the above website for details and a list of past lecturers -- I'm in very good company!