The College of Arts and Architecture

A Farewell to the Holtkamp Organ

holtkamp organ
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free admission

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, Charles Gounod, George Friderich Handel, Carl W. Haywood, and Richard Strauss.

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.


Anthony Leach, organ; Brass Ensemble

  • Feierlicher Einzug ♦ Richard Strauss, arranged by Brian Buerkle

Naomi Seidman, flute; William Neil, organ

  • Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031 ♦ Johann Sebastian Bach

    Allegro moderato



Maeve Berry, organ

  • "Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist", BuxWV 208 ♦ Dieterich Buxtehude

James Lyon, violin; Mark Ferraguto, organ

  • Chaconne in G Minor ♦ Tomaso Antonio Vitali, arranged by Charlier/Auer (after Ferdinand David)

Mark Ferraguto, organ

  • Sonata in D Minor, Op. 65, No. 6 ♦ Felix Mendelssohn

            Chorale and variations: Andante sostenuto – Allegro molto


            Finale: Andante

James Lyon, violin; Mark Ferraguto, organ

  • Vision de Jeanne d’arc ♦ Charles Gounod

Langston J. Fitzgerald III, trumpet; William Neil, organ

  • Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major ♦ George Friderich Handel





Anthony Leach, organ
  • Improvisation on We Shall Overcome ♦ Carl Haywood