Acclaimed Organist Jonathan Biggers Here November 14 & 15
November 3, 2011
November 3, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — The DePauw University School of Music will welcome guest artist Jonathan Biggers, organ, on November 14 and 15. Biggers will conduct a master class at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14, with a recital the following evening, November 15, at the same time. Both events will take place in Kresge Auditorium of the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts and are free and open to the public.
Biggers' recital is composed of Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C-Major, BWV 564 by J. S. Bach; Variations on a Theme by Jannequin by Jehan Alain; Tribute: A Lullaby for Organ and Fantasia on Sine Nomine by Craig Phillips; Suite du Deuxième Ton by Jean-Adam Guilain; and Fantasie und Fuge d-moll, Op. 135b by Max Reger.
Hailed by Michael Barone of American Public Media's Pipedreams as "one of the most outstanding concert organists in the United States," Jonathan Biggers maintains an active career as both a professor of organ and harpsichord, and as a concert organist of the first order. He holds the prestigious Edwin Link Endowed Professorship in Organ and Harpsichord at Binghamton University (State University of New York), and has presented hundreds of concerts in church and university settings throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Biggers has appeared as a featured soloist with orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and has been featured frequently on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and on radio and television broadcasts in Geneva, Switzerland. Scott Cantrell wrote in the Kansas City Star that Biggers’ performances demonstrate "authority and eloquence ... were there more performers like this, the organ would be far less a minority interest."
Founded in 1884, the DePauw University School of Music is one of the nation’s oldest private institution for post-secondary music instruction and the longest-running in Indiana. Learn more here.Back