Please join us this Friday, May 10, at 12:15 p.m., for an exciting performance by organist Clara Gerdes at our free weekly Music at Midday recital.

Clara Gerdes, from Davidson, North Carolina, is a fifth-year student at the Curtis Institute where she studies with Alan Morrison. She received first prizes in the Albert Schweitzer, AGO-Quimby Mid-Atlantic Regional and UNCSA School of the Arts organ competitions and was the recipient of the first annual AGO Pogorzelski-Yankee scholarship. She has performed on both coasts, including at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York and Washington National Cathedral, and at Spoleto, Oregon Bach Festival, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts and most recently the Uncommon Music Festival in Sitka, Alaska. She is organ scholar at Saint Mark’s Church, Locust Street and has taught at Curtis Summerfest and 2018 Philadelphia Pipe Organ Encounter.

Here are the exciting works that you will enjoy at this week’s Music at Midday concert:

  • Prelude and Fugue in B Major, Op. 7, No. 1 – Marcel Dupré
  • Trois Danses, Op. 6 (I. Divertissement) – Maurice Duruflé, trans. Clara Gerdes
  • Classical Symphony, Op. 25, No. 1 (I. Allegro) – Sergei Prokofiev, trans. Clara Gerdes
  • Gershwinesca – Naji Hakim




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