Dordt College News

Organ concert, workshop Sept. 12 and 13

September 3, 2008


World-renowned organist Dr. Robert Horton will be featured in the debut performance of Dordt College’s artist-in-residence program on Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. This concert features French Baroque chamber music for organ and harpsichord by Clerambault.

Performing with Dr. Horton will be Dordt adjunct faculty members Eunho Kim, violin; Stephanie Kocher, flute; Karren Malik-Stephanov, cello; and Debra Vogel, soprano. This free performance is sponsored by the Dordt College Music Department.

Acclaimed internationally, Dr. Horton’s awards include the Jordan International Competition prize, the Max Reger prize in the American Guild of Organists Young Artist Competition, and first place in the Mikhail Tariverdiev International Organ Competition in Kaliningrad, Russia. He holds a doctorate in organ performance from The University of Kansas. For the past three years, he served as Assistant Professor of Music at Dordt College.

Dr. Horton will also present a workshop for organists, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center. Horton will focus on improvisation and articulation. Area organists are invited, and there is no admission charge.

The Sept. 12 concert is the first of four residency performances at Dordt in 2008-09. Subsequent events in the artist-in-residence series with Dr. Horton are an Advent hymn festival on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m.; a concert featuring the work of Felix Mendelssohn Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m.; and an Easter hymn festival Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m.

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