Please join us this Friday, October 20, at 12:15 p.m., when organist John Walker will perform at our free weekly Music at Midday concert.
John Walker is Music Director Emeritus at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Immediate Past President of the American Guild of Organists. He has previously served at Shadyside Presbyterian Church and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and at The Riverside Church and Manhattan School of Music in New York City. In 2015 he was Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and in 2017 he adjudicated international competitions in organ performance in both Taipei and Shanghai, marking his seventeenth professional visit to Asia.
John Walker has performed in recital and as concerto soloist throughout North America, Europe, and in Asia. He has appeared frequently with the San Francisco Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas and with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. In October 2006 the public radio show Pipedreams devoted its entire program to his performances, under the title “Walker on the Wild Side.”
This week’s program includes::
- From Symphony II (Choral; Scherzo) – Louis Vierne
- Berceuse à la Mémoire de Louis Vierne – Pierre Cochereau, transcribed by Frédéric Blanc
- Hills in the Springtime, from Taiwanese Suite – Chelsea Chen
- Concert Variations on Old 100 – John Knowles Paine
Concert Variations on Old 100 – John Knowles Paine