Justin Murphy-Mancini Organ Recital

4491ab07ced14872f9b23310e7d74585Hartford AGO/Quimby Competition Winner Justin Murphy-Mancini in recital United Methodist Church571 Farmington Ave., Hartford   Please note: this recital was originally scheduled for May 4, but has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm. 

The next Chapter event is planned for Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 3 PM at the United Methodist Church of Hart- ford, 571 Farmington Ave (corner of South Whitney and Farmington). Justin Murphy-Mancini (b.1989) is the recitalist. He won the Hartford AGO/Quimby Competition last year and was invited by the Board of the Chapter to perform this concert.

Justin will play works by Sweelinck, Schumann, Price, Fischer, and BWV 550 by J. S. Bach. The first printed organ music, the Salve Regina of Arnolt Schlick, is planned for the second half and Karg-Elert’s Chorale Symphony on “Jesu, meine Freude” will conclude the concert. Justin is a candidate for an MM in historical keyboards at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He
is also completing a BM in composition and organ, and he holds a BA in philosophy from Oberlin College. Currently, he studies with James David Christie, Josh Levine, and Webb Wiggins, and he has also studied with Jack Mitchener and Marie-Louise Langlais, among others. He has performed as an organ soloist on the Malmgren Recital Series (Syracuse, NY) and Emmanuel Church Series (Chestertown, MD), and is a laureate of the Taylor Organ Competition, Arthur Poister Organ Competition, and Westfield Harpsichord Competition. Justin is fortunate to have had his composing sup- ported by residencies at the Akademie Schloss Soli- tude (Stuttgart, Germany), the Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada), and the soundSCAPE and Atlantic Music Festivals. His music has been performed by the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble SurPlus, and the JACK Quartet, as well as by Oberlin student ensembles. A frequent collaborative musician, Justin has performed on tour with Oberlin Baroque and Collegium Musicum Oberliniense in Quito (Ecuador), Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New York City (Oberlin in NYC Illumination Tour) and Boston (Boston Early Music Festival). He has commis- sioned and premiered six new concert pieces for organ by young composers and recently premiered his own first work for the instrument. He is originally from Wilbraham, MA.

The organ is a 1964 Casavant with an Austin console and full reed chorus as well as a lovely solo Flute Har- monique and a Trompette de Fete in the rear gallery. The church is celebrating the organ’s 50th birthday this year and welcomes the opportunity to host this recital. A reception is planned following the concert. Parking is located on the streets nearby, behind the church off South Whitney and in the Bank of America lot on the opposite corner of Farmington Ave.

Hope to see many of our Chapter members at this event!

-By Cheryl Wadsworth