Bradley Welch Presents Alumni Recital

March 6, 1998

by Richard Veit

Bradley Welch, who graduated from Baylor University last May, returns to his alma mater for a recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Jones Concert Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Welch is pursuing a master's degree in organ performance at Yale University. While at Baylor, he was a student of Dr. Joyce Jones, the Joyce Oliver Bowden Professor of Music and Organist-in-Residence.

The recital will open with a short fanfare by 20th-century composer John Cook. Welch will play Bach's Concerto in A minor, BWV 593, which is based on a concerto for three violins by Vivaldi.

Welch will perform one movement, "Transports de joie" from Olivier Messiaen's "L'Ascension Suite" which was written in 1934. He also will present an arrangement by William Strickland of Samuel Barber's familiar "Adagio for Strings," as well as the Allegro movement from Vierne's Organ Symphony No. 2.

The program will conclude with four of the "Six Studies in Canonic Form" by Robert Schumann and the two-movement Organ Sonata No. 3 in A major of Felix Mendelssohn.

The Welch recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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