College Organist Alan Morrison will give an organ recital Saturday, April. 27, in Bomberger Auditorium at 5 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
Morrison will perform works by C.S. Lang, Saint-Saens, Liszt, Tournemire and Harold Stover, as well as a new work by David Conte that he premiered recently in Atlanta for the 100th Anniversary of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Morrison is recognized as one of America’s premier concert organists, performing in prestigious concert organ venues across the United States and in Canada, as well as in international festivals. Morrison is the head of the organ department at The Curtis Institute of Music, Associate Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and was recently was appointed to the head of the organ department at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. He frequently conducts master classes. He has been invited to present a recital and master class at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Rimsky-Korsakov), Russia.
He maintains an active and versatile career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist, adjudicator, teacher and recording artist. He has performed in virtually all the major organ venues/concert halls in the USA. His performance during the inaugural festival of the Dobson organ in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center (Verizon Hall), where he performs regularly, drew laudatory reviews from numerous national publications. He was the only American invited to give a solo recital and serve as judge for the St. Alban’s International Organ Festival (UK) in July 2013. His discography includes 12 CD’s on Gothic, ACA, DTR and Halyx labels.
He is a graduate of Curtis and Juilliard, receiving degrees in both organ and piano accompanying/chamber music. His teachers include John Weaver, Cherry Rhodes, Sarah Martin (organ), Robert Harvey, Vladimir Sokoloff and Susan Starr (piano). His website is www.alanmorrison.com.