Fall organ series begins at School of Music

NIU's Martin Ott Pipe Organ
NIU's Martin Ott Pipe Organ

The NIU School of Music will present a series of organ concerts beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. The concerts will be presented on the Martin Ott Pipe Organ, located in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.

Sept. 19’s kick-off concert will be an alumni recital that features six former students — NIU graduates in organ from 1975 to 2009 — performing music by Bach, Buxtehude, Dumage, Lemmens, Mendelssohn, Reger and Schumann.

Performers include Allison Boccia, Rosalie Cassiday, David Hiett, Mark Kline, John Linker and Connie Withhart. They were students of NIU organ faculty Robert Reeves, Richard Barrick Hoskins and James Russell Brown.

The Fall Organ Series will continue at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, with a faculty recital by Brown. He will perform music by Bach, Böhm, deGrigny, Widor, Messiaen and Dupré.

Renowned Chicago organist David Schrader will be featured in a special organ master class for students at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, and then in a major recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Schrader will perform music by Bach, Alain, Nielsen and Correa.

These concerts are free and open to the public. The NIU Music Building, 300 Lucinda Ave., is accessible to all. For those unable to attend, this concert might be live-streamed.

For more information, contact Lynn Slater at (815) 753-1546 or lslater@niu.edu.

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