Robert Parkins - Organ Concert
METHUEN MEMORIAL MUSIC HALL
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:30 P.M.
Willoughby Frederick and Emma Jacobson Watts Memorial Organ Recital
Works by Scarlatti, Eberlin, Bach, Liszt, Brahms and Mendelssohn
Robert Parkins is the University Organist and a Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University. He first assumed the position of Chapel Organist at Duke in 1975, then joined the faculty of the School of Music at Ithaca College in 1982, returning to Duke in 1985.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Yale University School of Music, Dr. Parkins studied organ with Gerre Hancock, Charles Krigbaum, and Michael Schneider, as well as harpsichord with Ralph Kirkpatrick. As a Fulbright scholar, he pursued further organ study in Vienna with Anton Heiller.
Publications by Dr. Parkins include articles for The Organ Yearbook, Early Music, The Diapason, The American Organist, and The Piano Quarterly, as well as the chapter on Spain and Portugal in Keyboard Music Before 1700 (Routledge).
His organ and harpsichord recordings have appeared on the Calcante, Gothic, Loft, Musical Heritage Society, and Naxos labels. Still available are several solo CDs featuring the Flentrop, Aeolian, and Brombaugh organs in Duke Chapel, including Early Iberian Organ Music, Brahms: Complete Organ Works, German Romantic Organ Music, Iberian and South German Organ Music, and Organ Music of Frescobaldi. The most recent album, Salome's Dance (recorded on Duke Chapel's Aeolian organ for Loft), includes music by late German Romantic and American composers.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall (View)
Methuen, MA 01844
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