St. Paul's Artist Series Presents Organist Katelyn Emerson Friday

2016 Winner Of The AGO Competition

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Katelyn Emerson
Katelyn Emerson

St. Paul’s Artist Series presents virtuoso organist Katelyn Emerson, 2016 winner of the AGO National Competition, on Friday at 7:30 p.m.  Her program traverses the 18th, 19th and 20th century organ repertoire, including works by German composers Buxtehude, Bach, Mozart, and Schumann; and French composers Boëly, Duruflé, Tournemire, Langlais, and Widor.  

The concert takes place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. 7th St. at Pine.  Tickets are $20; $15 seniors; and $10 students.  For tickets, visit the St. Paul’s website: stpaulschatt.org/concert-series/

Keith Reas, organist and music director at St. Paul’s, said, “We are very pleased to present Katelyn Emerson, an up-and-coming young organist who won the 2016 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition, the most prestigious organ competition in the US.  A graduate of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, she has already performed concerts throughout North America and Europe, and she is in growing demand as a performer and clinician.  

"Katelyn’s program will showcase both her talent and the many colors of St. Paul’s Casavant organ, the largest in Chattanooga. Beginning with North German masters Bach and his mentor Buxtehude, she will highlight German/Austrian organ music of the 18th and 19th centuries with works by Mozart (originally written for a mechanical clock organ) and Schumann (originally written for pedal piano).  The second half of the program is ideally suited to the French colors of the Casavant (reeds and overtones), including virtuosic works from the 19th and 20th centuries by the great organ masters Boëly, Duruflé, Tournemire, Langlais and Widor.” 

“In addition to her concert at St. Paul’s, Katelyn Emerson will conduct a master class on the subject, Registering historic organ works on contemporary American organs, at St. Paul’s on Thursday at 6:30. p.m.  Sponsored by the Chattanooga Chapter, American Guild of Organists, the workshop is free and open to the public.” 

PROGRAM

Pareludium d-moll, BuxWV 155  Dieterich Buxtehude

Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr (Clavierübung III), BWV 676         Johann Sebastian Bach

Sechs Fugen u¨ber den Namen Bach, Op. 60 (1845-6)      Robert Schumann

Fantasie in F Minor, K 608   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Fantaisie et Fugue en si bémol majeur, Op. 18       Alexandre Pierre François Boëly

Suite, Op. 5 (1932)         Maurice Duruflé

Fantaisie-Improvisation sur l’Ave maris stella   Charles Tournemire
(Reconstructed by Maurice Duruflé)

Sonate en trio (1967) Jean Langlais

Symphonie pour Grand Orgue VI en sol mineur, Op. 45, No. 2  Charles-Marie Widor 

For more information, contact: Suzanne Ford at 917.232-0334.



Tickets For Mannheim Steamroller On Sale Friday

Mannheim Steamroller will perform two shows on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Tivoli Theatre.  The first show is at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2 p.m. and the second show is at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $99, $79, and $59 (plus applicable fees) plus applicable fees and are available at the Tivoli Theatre Box Office, tivolichattanooga.com or by ... (click for more)

Ringgold Playhouse Opens "Lend Me A Tenor" Thursday

It will be misunderstandings and mishaps a plenty when the Ringgold Playhouse opens its "Lend Me a Tenor," for a two-week, seven-performance run beginning Thursday night. Fresh off the heels of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Rabbit Hole," TRP is switching gears to Ken Ludwig's classic comedy in order to bring audiences the funny this summer. "It's a very funny show ... (click for more)

County School Board Members, Rep. Favors Rap State Take-Over Plans For Low Performing Schools; New Superintendent To Come Up With Community Plan

County School Board members at a Thursday work session took turns rapping a state take-over plan for low performing schools. New Supt. Bryan Johnson said he will work over the next 30-45 days to come up with a community proposal for strengthening the iZone schools. He said, "I'm not sold myself" on some of the aspects of a proposed state partnership with the school district. ... (click for more)

Couple Arrested After 3-Year-Old Boy Brought To Hospital With Serious Injuries

A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after her three-year-old son was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said the child had a broken left arm, fractured ribs, a lacerated kidney and a skull fracture with bleeding on the brain. Doctors also noticed injuries healing in different stages, "which would indicate different times of injuries." The boy's ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Never Rile A Ghost

I don’t care whether you believe in ghosts or not but there is one of life’s rules that should be etched in stone – “Don’t Stir Up A Ghost.” Personally I’ve never seen a ghost but when I was a little kid I heard a bunch of them at different times, and I know where some hang out. There is the famous “Green Eyes” among a handful of haunts at the Chickamauga Battlefield. You can hear ... (click for more)