A Heefner Memorial Organ Recital featuring Colin Howland will be held on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in Ursinus College’s Bomberger Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.
Howland, who currently serves as Director of Music and Arts of the Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Marcel Dupré, Robert Elmore and César Franck.
A native of Huntington Valley, Pa., Howland has been active as an organ recitalist for more than 20 years, playing concerts throughout the United States. He has appeared as a soloist with the Florida Symphonic Pops Orchestra and the Irving Symphony Orchestra in such works as Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante, Camille Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3, and Francis Poulenc’s Organ Concerto. His recital career has also taken him to England and China. As a soloist and accompanist, Howland has worked with several distinguished conductors including Sir David Willcocks, Anton Armstrong, Paul Salamunovich and Constantina Tsolainou. He is also a founding member of the Philadelphia Organ Quartet, a unique ensemble that arranges and performs music for four organs and organists.