A program made up entirely of music from the Bach family is planned for the next Heefner Organ Recital on Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in Bomberger Auditorium, the location of the 62-rank Heefner Memorial Organ. The performance by College Organist Alan Morrison is free and open to the public.
The program will include pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christoph Bach, Johann Berhardt Bach and Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach.
Alan 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. Mr. 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 sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. 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 is 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 web site is www.alanmorrison.com.