Organ Recital at Olivet, featuring guest organist Josh Ring
Name: Organ Recital at Olivet, featuring guest organist Josh Ring
Date: October 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, 12 noon to 1 p.m. — Josh Ring, a 2013 graduate of Olivet, is currently a graduate student at the University of Iowa School of Music. He studies organ with Gregory Hand and is a recipient of the Rahn and Frawley Organ Fellowship. He placed first in the 2018 Fox Valley Young Organists Scholarship Competition, a national competition through the American Guild of Organists. He is also the organist at Coralville United Methodist Church and an active performer, accompanist and educator in the Iowa City area. As a recitalist, he is an avid supporter of the Appalachian Service Project. Ring’s program will include Bach’s “Trio Sonata No. 5 in C Major” and the traditional favorite hymn “It Is Well With My Soul” 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.