Tacoma-based organist Una Hwang closes out the 2022-2023 St. Dunstan’s Concert Series. Her program will feature a transcription of Smetana’s orchestral tone poem “The Moldau,” plus chorale and gospel preludes of J.S. Bach and William Bolcom, and works by Nadia Boulanger, Jean Langlais and others.
Una Hwang is an organist, pianist, teacher and church musician based in Tacoma, and has performed on both instruments as a solo and collaborative musician. She is the organist and pianist for Mount Cross Lutheran Church in University Place, and has been organist at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Seattle, playing their two-manual Fritts organ, and First Lutheran Church in Tacoma. She began organ study with Dale Krider in Maryland, and has learned from many in the Seattle/Tacoma area, especially Mel Butler, David Dahl, and Dana Robinson. Wha-Kyung Byun at New England Conservatory of Music was her most influential piano teacher. Una also has a background in the astrophysical sciences and previously worked as a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland before moving to Washington state in 2012, when she began her professional life in music. She lives in Tacoma where she maintains a private piano studio.
St. Dunstan’s organ, built by the Ortloff Organ Company of Needham, MA, was completed in the fall of 2020. The Ortloff organ, with its dramatic dynamic range and color possibilities, exquisitely fulfills its many roles throughout worship: propelling congregational singing, accompanying choral anthems, serving as a duet partner with other instrumentalists, and shining on its own as a solo instrument.
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