Saturday, May 6, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us in welcoming organist Jonathon Ryan for our May organ concert. Mr. Ryan has the rare distinction of holding six First Prize awards from major international and national organ competitions. Acclaimed as "one of the brightest younger artists in the field today" (The Diapason), Jonathan Ryan consistently elicits acclaim for his "considerable depth of musicianship, imagination, and passion" (Ibid.), "sense of architecture" (Choir & Organ), and "great sensitivity within the composer's spirit" (Frankfurter Neue Presse).
His command of an exceptionally large breadth of repertoire, spanning from the Renaissance to numerous solo and collaborative premieres, coupled with "true virtuosity" (Reutlingener Generalanzeiger) enables the bold, imaginative programming and exceptional use of each organ’s unique capability for which he is noted. Especially concerned with communicating a work's essence, his ability to captivate listeners has "left the audience in a breathless awe"
Jonathon will perform works such as Sinfonia from Cantata 29, J.S. Bach, and Passion Symphony by Dupré.