A Methuen Young Artists Showcase #2228
. . . at one of the summer season’s gathering points, concert performances by soloists ages 17-21.
Filler – MENDELSSOHN: 3rd movement (see above)
HERMANN SCHROEDER: Andante sostenuto (#2) & Poco vivace (#6), fr Little Preludes and Intermezzos, Op. 9. ALAN HOVHANESS: Dawn Hymn, Op. 138. EURYDICE OSTERMANN: Poor wayfaring stranger (2002). VINCENT ROSSI: Thernodia (1962) –David M. Kenney, Jr.
Filler – SCHROEDER Poco vivace (see above)
These youthful performances (r. 5/25/22) constituted the official opening program in the 2022 Summer Season of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen, MA. They mark the 75th anniversary of the renovation of the hall’s iconic 1863 Walcker/1947 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. Wednesday evening concerts continue through the end of August, and events are live-streamed and archived at mmmh.org.
One additional young soloist, Marshall Joos, was also part of this showcase. Unfortunately, the evening’s presentation ran longer than could be accommodated in this broadcast. Marshall’s May 25 performance will be included in a PIPEDREAMS broadcast in September (watch for it), and you can enjoy his previous Methuen appearance, with his sister Shaylen, here.
PIPEDREAMS is supported in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley by their family, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, by Jan and Steve Kirchner, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Muller Pipe Organ Company of Croton, OH, and Parsons Pipe Organ Builders of Canandaigua, NY, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. A resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.