Baylor University will present the twenty-first-annual Midwinter Organ Conference from Sunday, February 1, through Tuesday, February 3, in various performance halls on campus. This year’s conference is entitled “The American Organist.” In addition to the many lectures, workshops, and panel discussions, there are six concerts, including organ accompaniment to a silent film.
Opening the public performances will be graduate student Chohee Kim with a recital on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Joining her on the program will be two other Baylor students, trombonist Trey English and pianist Khanh Pham.
Ms. Kim’s teacher, Assistant Professor of Organ Isabelle Demers, will perform a faculty recital on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. in Markham Organ Studio, which is also located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
Dr. Demers will present a morning recital at 9:00 on Monday. This program will take place in two separate venues, Recital Hall II (located adjacent to the lobby of Waco Hall) and Roxy Grove Hall.
On Monday night at 7:30, guest artist Daryl Robinson will perform in Paul Powell Chapel of Truett Theological Seminary. Mr. Robinson is Organist and Artist-in-Residence for South Main Baptist Church in Houston.
Jason Roberts, Associate Director of Music and Organist at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City, will provide accompaniment on Tuesday at 1:30 in Jones Concert Hall for a showing of comedian Buster Keaton’s 1928 silent film, Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Scott Dettra, Director of Music and Organist at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, will perform the conference’s closing recital in Jones Concert Hall on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
All of these presentations are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.