Please join us this Friday, February 23, at 12:15 p.m., when organist James D. Hicks will perform works of Scandinavian composers as part of his Nordic Journey project.
James D. Hicks lives and works out of Califon, NJ, USA. He holds degrees in music from the Peabody Institute of Music of Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, and the University of Cincinnati. Jim has appeared as a concert organist throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Over the past decade, he made eight recordings on the Pro Organo label.
Over the past several years, Jim has intensively researched a relatively unknown and unexplored corner of the organ repertoire: the music of Nordic countries. The series is called Nordic Journey and is now an ongoing endeavor. The series seeks to commission new works from some of the leading composers from northern Europe (22 commissioned works thus far), discover unpublished and, hitherto, unknown works from previous eras, highlight compositions that have never been recorded, as well as celebrating a few of the standard masterpieces of the Nordic school.
This Friday’s program includes:
- Toccata – Mauri Viitala
- Dalecarlian Reflections (A Khight’s Ballad
- Laksand Tune) – Nils Lindberg
- Double Fugue on a Swedish Chorale – Christian Præstholm
- Praetorius Variations – Jesper Madsen