Jeremy Filsell to per­form at Christ Church Eas­ton

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Arts & Entertainment -

EAS­TON — The Christ Church Con­cert Se­ries con­tin­ues at 4 p.m. on Sun­day, Oct. 14, with world-class or­gan­ist and Res­i­dent Artist of the Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral, Jeremy Filsell. The pro­gram will fea­ture com­po­si­tions by twen­ti­eth cen­tury French com­poser, Gas­ton Li­taize along with J.S. Bach and an Amer­i­can trip­tych fea­tur­ing the work of Calvin Hamp­ton, Gerre Han­cock and Stephen Paulus.

Filsell, a guest speaker of the Mid-Shore Mary­land Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Guild of Or­gan­ists early this year, is one of only a few vir­tu­oso per­form­ers as both pi­anist and or­gan­ist. He has ap­peared as a solo pi­anist in Rus­sia, Scan­di­navia, New Zealand and through­out the USA and UK. His con­certo reper­toire en­com­passes Bach, Mozart and Beethoven through to Shostakovich, John Ire­land, and Rach­mani­nov. He has recorded the solo pi­ano mu­sic of Her­bert How­ells, Bernard Stevens, Eu­gene Goossens and Jo­hann Eschmann, and re­cently re­leased were discs of Rach­mani­nov’s pi­ano mu­sic and two of French Mélodies ac­com­pa­ny­ing bari­tone, Michael Bundy.

He cur­rently com­bines an in­ter­na­tional recital and teach­ing ca­reer with be­ing di­rec­tor of mu­sic at the Church of St. Al­ban’s in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Artistin-res­i­dence at Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral, and Pro­fes­sor of Or­gan at the Pe­abody Con­ser­va­tory in Bal­ti­more.

The Christ Church Con­cert Se­ries is spon­sored in part by the Tal­bot County Arts Coun­cil with funds pro­vided by the Mary­land State Arts Coun­cil.

Ad­mis­sion to the con­cert is free, but a freewill of­fer­ing will be re­ceived. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 410-822-2677 or visit www.christchurch eas­ton.org.

JEREMY FILSELL

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