Organ Concert featuring guest organist Glenda Robinson and soloist David Robinson
Name: Organ Concert featuring guest organist Glenda Robinson and soloist David Robinson
Date: October 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Ms. Robinson serves as organist at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Fort Worth, Texas. A sought after collaborative pianist, she has appeared with numerous musicians across the Southwest. As a guest organist, she played for Evensongs and Sunday services at Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England. She has performed in master classes with organist Marie Claire Alain and collaborative pianist Dalton Baldwin. She studied organ with Eleanor Whitsett and Bradley Welch. Mr. Robinson is an active recitalist, oratorio soloist, concert artist and professor of voice at the University of North Texas. He made his New York concert debut at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center with the American Symphony Orchestra, performing the baritone solos in Mozart’s “C Minor Mass” and Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs.” The Robinsons’ program will include “The Trumpet Shall Sound” from Handel’s Messiah, Travis’ “Variations on Acclamations,” and Dr. Ovid Young’s “Toccata brevis” among other selections. This recital series honors the memory and musical career of Dr. Ovid Young, who passed away in 2014. An Olivet alumnus, he is remembered by many as a beloved performer, teacher, mentor and colleague. A pianist, organist, composer and conductor, Dr. Young had to his credit more than 7,000 performances in major concert halls, churches and colleges around the world. Olivet’s Ruffatti pipe organ — custom built and installed by Famiglia Artigiana Fratelli Ruffatti (Ruffatti Brothers, Family of Artisans) of Padua, Italy, and Marshall & Ogletree of Boston — features a four-manual console and a concave pedal board with 32 notes. It has 125 ranks: 75 ranks of wind-blown pipes and a digital component of 50 additional ranks. For more information, call 815-928-5403 or go to olivet.edu/events.