Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, June 30, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. This week we look forward to welcoming Indianapolis organist Wolff von Roos for the final concert of our Spring 2023 season. Following a summer break, Music at Midday will resume on Friday, September 8 with a concert by Polish organist Michał Szostak.
This week’s recital by Wolff von Roos will feature wide variety of music:
- Improvisation on “We Shall Overcome” – Carl Haywood
- 3 Rhapsodies Cantiques Bretons, Op. 7 (I. Andantino con moto) – Camille Saint-Saëns
- Legend No. 2 “Saint François de Paule marchant sur les flots” (St Francis of Paola walking on the waves), S. 175 – Franz Liszt, arr. Wolff von Roos
- Summertime – George Gershwin
- Nutcase Toccata – Wolf von Roos
- Improvisation on themes submitted by the audience – Wolff von Roos
Wolff von Roos is a young and active organ recitalist who has performed in venues across the United States and Canada. He holds a bachelor’s degree in the science of music and a bachelor’s degree in organ performance from Ball State University. Wolff has been described and hailed as a musician that shows no fear of the instrument as well as not afraid to get the most out of it, and is perhaps best known for his use of improvisation He is currently Artist in Residence and Associate Organist of Broadway United Methodist Church and is also the Principal Organist of First Friends Quaker Meeting, both in Indianapolis. Wolff has also been a featured performer on the San Francisco American Guild of Organists National Black History Month Concert as well the radio music program, Pipedreams.
For those who are not able to join us in person, we will be recording the concert and will post it on the church’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.