Sunday, September 22, 4:00 p.m.
On Sunday, September 22, Central’s music department, together with the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will present organist James Hicks in concert at 4:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
Over the past several years, Jim has intensively researched a relatively unknown and unexplored corner of the organ repertoire: music of the Nordic countries. He has recorded eight compact discs for the Pro organo label, each focusing on the music of a specific Nordic country and performed on organs in that country. For the series (entitled “Nordic Journey”) Jim has not only included unknown gems from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries but has also commissioned 22 new works from Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish and Finnish composers. On his program at Central he will perform works by Kjell Mørk Karlsen, Gunnar Idenstam (whom you may remember presented a brilliant recital here a few years ago), Lars Karlsson, Sigurður Sævarsson, Fredrik Sixten, Kristian Blak, Anders Börjesson and Christian Præstholm.