May 19, 2011
Lake Erie College to Host Free Community Concert
[Painesville, OH] Morley Music Building will come alive Saturday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m. during a free, community recital featuring selections on the majestic Skinner Organ.
The concert is presented by Cleveland Institute of Music students Scott Hayes, from Columbus, and John Alexander, of Greensboro, NC., who are fulfilling performance requirements to earn their Master of Music Performance and Professional Studies degrees, respectively.
The recital holds special meaning for Hayes, who from 2004 through 2006, worked with the Muller Pipe Organ Company as a member of the team that restored the College’s Skinner Organ, originally built in 1927.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to present a variety of compositions from many time periods to showcase the tonal range of the Skinner. We’ll present works that span from serious and solemn to vibrant and energetic. The Skinner Organ is nothing like you would ever hear in a church setting,” said Hayes.
Hayes will present the Music of Langlais, Buxtehude, Bach, Franck, Dupré and Sowerby followed by Alexander featuring the music of Bruhns, de Grigny, Howells, Widor, and Liszt.
Morley Music Building is located on the Lake Erie College campus, 391 W. Washington Street, Painesville. Tickets are not required; doors open at 4:30 p.m.