School of Music keys up ‘Organ Extravaganza’

NIU’s Martin Ott organ: Opus 17, 1983
NIU’s Martin Ott organ: Opus 17, 1983

The NIU School of Music will host an “Organ Extravaganza” this spring, beginning this month and continuing with three concerts in April.

Matthew Doran will perform Samuel Barber’s “Tocatta Festiva” with the NIU Philharmonic at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Organ recitals resume in April:

Monday, April 4
Joshua Ring, Performer’s Certificate Recital
6:30 p.m.

  • The program includes works by Bach, de Grigny, Bőhm, Brahms, Franck and Reger.

Saturday, April 23
Marianne Kim, Graduate Organ Recital
5 p.m.

  • The program includes works by Buxtehude, Bach, Schumann, Messiaen, Demessieux and Widor.

Sunday, April 24
Matthew Doran, Senior Organ Recital
7 p.m.

  • The program includes works by Bach, Pärt, Bolcom and Messiaen.

All concerts are played on the Martin Ott organ, Opus 17 (1983), and performed in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The concerts are free and open to the public, and the auditorium is accessible to all.

For more information, call (815) 753-7975 or email jbrown35@niu.edu.

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