Sunday November 24, 2019, 4 PM, Music at 9th and Stewart, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Seattle. Michael Kleinschmidt presents a recital on the two manual Fritts organ Op 6. His program will include:
- Brahms — Prelude and Fugue in G minor
- Buxtehude — Praeludium in D Major
- Bach — Prelude and Fugue in D Major
- Petr Eben — Moto ostinato
Michael Kleinschmidt is the Canon for Cathedral Music of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, Washington, where he oversees the ministries of five choirs and plays the landmark Flentrop pipe organ. Before assuming this role in March, 2015, he served in similar positions at Trinity Cathedral, Portland, OR; and Trinity Church, Boston, MA. As a concert organist, Michael has performed in forty-two States of America, and in Canada, Europe, and Japan. Michael’s primary mentor in church music was the late Gerre Hancock, with whom he worked as Assistant Organist of Saint Thomas Church, New York City, in the early 1990s. Michael holds degrees in organ performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music, where his teachers were Haskell Thomson and Russell Saunders, respectively. As recipient of a Fulbright Grant, he studied organ literature and improvisation with Peter Planyavsky in Vienna, Austria.
Tickets are: $18 General, $10 seniors and students, free for kids 12 and younger. A portion of all ticket revenue supports nonprofit relief of immigrants, as well as families experiencing food- and housing-insecurity. Advance tickets available here.
Parking is available on the street, or at the adjacent Aspira garage for the weekend rate of $10.