The Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee will host
a recital by Ann Labounsky, internationally acclaimed organist, at 3:00 p.m. on
Sunday, March 26. Labounsky
will present the world premiere of Christopher Adler’s Construct: for organ (2016) in addition to works by Bach, Franck,
Langlais, Mendelssohn, and Tournemire. Her program will also include an
improvisation based upon tunes submitted by the audience.
the recital, at 2:15 p.m., John Levey will facilitate a preconcert discussion
with Adler, whose Construct is the
second composition to win the annual Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee
Memorial Competition. The competition is sponsored by the American Guild of
and recital will take place in the DiCicco Rehearsal Hall of Cogswell Hall. Both
events will also be live-streamed and accessible via IUP Department of Music
social media pages. Admission is free. The audience is cordially invited to
attend a reception following the performance.
Ann Labounsky is
professor of Music and chairman of the Organ and Sacred Music programs at
Duquesne University. She has performed world premieres of many of Langlais’s
compositions as well as works by American composers.
Adler is professor of Music at UC San Diego and director of Composition for the
nief-norf Summer Festival. He is also pianist and composer-in-residence with
Noise, a new-music chamber ensemble.
recital is sponsored in part by the Indiana, Pennsylvania, chapter of the AGO, who are
pleased to collaborate with the Teti Committee and IUP community in order to
promote new music for organ and assist with scholarship fundraising.
The IUP College
of Fine Arts and Department of Music express their gratitude to the AGO for
making the Pogorzelski Yankee Memorial Organ available for teaching and
concertizing, as well as for the creative talent of R. J. Brunner, who crafted
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