Locklair plays Locklair in organ recital at WFU

Dan LocklairDan Locklair, composer-in-residence at Wake Forest University, will present an organ recital of his music on Sept. 23.

The free concert, “Locklair Plays Locklair,” will begin at 3 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

Compositions performed will include Locklair’s recent “Fanfare for Organ” (commissioned for the opening of the 2001 Chicago International Organ Festival), “Sonata da chiesa” for flute and organ (commissioned in 1998 by the American Guild of Organists), and movements from his most well-known organ work, “Rubrics,” (commissioned in 1988 by the Pittsburgh Organ Artists Series). Flutist Kathryn Levy, lecturer in music at Wake Forest, will perform with Locklair on “Sonata da chiesa.”

Locklair will perform on the university’s recently renovated 1956 M.P. M–ller pipe organ. The renovations have occurred over a three-year period and include a new four-manual console and tonal additions by the Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio. Nearly 750 pipes have been added to bring the total number to more than 4,000.

Locklair’s organ works have been performed throughout the world, making him one of the most often played modern American composers for that instrument. Also known as a recitalist, he has performed at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

For information, call 336-758-5364.

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