University Organist Tours State, Featured on VPR
Release Date: 01-05-2009
David Neiweem, a music professor at the University of Vermont and university organist, will present a series of two-organ concerts in churches around the state in January and February.
"The tour will present a unique and exciting listening experience to audiences and feature some of the great organs in Vermont and the musicians who play them," Neiweem said. Neiweem kicked off the tour with an interview and live organ concert on Vermont Public Radio Jan. 8. Listen on VPR's website.
The concerts feature the organs in each concert venue, as well as the university's four-stop portative pipe organ, built by master Dutch builder Henk Klop. Neiweem will join the organist at each of the churches, and share a program that includes playing by each organist, and some music for two organs.
At the first concert on Jan. 9, Neiweem joined fellow organist Mark Howe at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Burlington. Upcoming shows feature Vermont organists Jeffrey Buettner and Arthur Zorn, who will each share the program on the organs in their respective churches. Neiweem will bring in the Klop portative organ, and play works by composers Frescobaldi, Frohberger, Scheidt, and Scheidemann. Each concert will also feature works for two organs by Antonio Soler.
- Jan. 16, 7 p.m. Bethany Church, Montpelier. Arthur Zorn and David Neiweem, organists. 115 Main Street Montpelier. Free will offering to benefit Bethany Church Music Program. Information: (802) 223-2424.
- Feb. 1, 3 p.m. Congregational Church of Middlebury. Jeffrey Buettner and David Neiweem, organists. Just off the Green, Middlebury. Free will offering to benefit Middlebury Congregational Church Music Program. Information: (802) 388-7634.
The tour is cosponsored by the Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organist and the University of Vermont.