At 3:00 p.m. on
Sunday, March 4, 2018, the Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee will
host a recital by internationally acclaimed organist James Kibbie. Kibbie
will present the world premiere of Christopher LaRosa’s Monument (2017), in addition to works by Alain,
Bach, Franck, Ropek, and Sowande.
the recital, at 2:00 p.m. John Levey will facilitate a pre-concert discussion
with LaRosa, whose Monument is the
third composition to win the annual Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee
Memorial Competition. Kibbie will participate, as well.
The competition is sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.
discussion and recital will take place in the DiCicco Rehearsal Hall of
Cogswell Hall. Both events will also be live-streamed (pre-concert talk live stream link | recital live stream link) and will be accessible via the
Department of Music’s social media pages. Admission is free. The audience is
cordially invited to attend a reception following the performance. For further information on the prize-winning
composition, please see the AGO website.
Kibbie is chair of the Organ Department and is university organist at the
University of Michigan. He maintains a full schedule of concert, recording, and
festival engagements throughout North America and Europe, including appearances
at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, Royal Festival Hall in London, Dvořak
Hall in Prague, and Lincoln Center in New York.
jury member of international organ competitions, he has himself been awarded
the Grand Prix d’Interprétation at the prestigious International Organ
Competition of Chartres, France, and is also the only American to have won the
International Organ Competition of the Prague Spring Festival in what is now
the Czech Republic.
LaRosa’s music exhibits a fascination for temporal perception, human aggression
and compassion, natural phenomena, and technological advancements. His music
has been described as “deftly crafted” by the Boston Classical Review and “charismatic, and well scored, and
positively received” by the Hartford
Courant. LaRosa has received commissions from the AGO, Atlantic Coast
Conference Band Directors Association, and Hartford Symphony Orchestra. His
music has been performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia by
ensembles such as the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra,
United States Marine Band, Boston New Music Initiative, and Genesis Chamber
recital is sponsored by the CTMOSC, who are pleased to collaborate with the Indiana,
Pennsylvania Chapter of the AGO and IUP in order to promote new music for organ
and assist with scholarship fundraising.
College of Fine Arts and Department of Music express their gratitude to the AGO
for making the Pogorzelski Yankee Organ available for teaching and concertizing,
as well as for the creative talent of R. J. Brunner, who crafted the
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