ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop will join the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) in celebrating organ music with a summer recital on campus.
Accomplished organist/choir director Patricia G. Parker will perform a program of works by J.S. Bach, César Franck and Charles Villiers Stanford on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. in Winthrop's Byrnes Auditorium. The concert is part the chapter's 2010 Summer Recital Series held each summer. These weekly programs feature members of the chapter and invited guest recitalists from the surrounding area. Programs are free and open to the public.
Parker earned both her Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in organ performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., where she studied with Katherine Pardee, Michael Farris, David Higgs and Gerre Hancock. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree – with a major in organ performance and a minor in German studies – from Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she was a student of John Mueller. Parker's article, "New Perspectives on ‘The Hildegard Organ Cycle,’" appeared in the August 2001 edition of The Diapason.
A native of Charlotte, N.C., she has played solo organ recitals throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
For more information about Parker's recital, or the 2010 Summer Recital Series, visit the Charlotte Chapter AGO website or call 704/759-3479.