Penn State faculty, student, and alumni musicians bid farewell to Holtkamp's Opus 1793 organ, a fixture of Esber Recital Hall since the 1960s. The diverse performance program ranges from baroque to gospel and will highlight the organ in solo and chamber settings. The repertoire will include works by Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach, Eugène Gigout, Charles Gounod, George Friderich Handel, Carl W. Haywood, Richard Strauss, and more.
Featured organists are faculty members Mark Ferraguto and Anthony Leach, alumnus William Neil (’66), and current student Maeve Berry. Additional performers are Naomi Seidman, flute; James Lyon, violin; Langston J. Fitzgerald III, trumpet; and a brass ensemble conducted by tuba euphonium professor Velvet Brown.
The concert is hosted by the Penn State School of Music and the State College chapter of the American Guild of Organists.