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We welcome Dr. Mark Steinbach to Grace Church to play the Saturday Weekend Organ Meditation on Saturday 7 February at 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Steinbach’s program will be:

Transports de Joie from L’Ascension (1933)…….Oliver Messiaen (1908-1992)

Preludium et Fuga in a moll, BWV 542…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Nun komm’, der Heiden Heiland,8 Variations for organ(1972)…….Anton Heiller (1923-1979)

Dance No. 4 for organ (1979)…….Philip Glass (b. 1937)

These programs are free and open to the public.

MARK STEINBACH is University Organist, Curator of Instruments, and Lecturer in Music at Brown University.

Mr. Steinbach has performed solo recitals in Austria, Germany, Italy, Boston, and throughout the United States. A passionate advocate of new music for the organ, he regularly programs works by contemporary composers. He performed the world premiere of Daniel Pinkham’s “Odes” at the American Guild of Organists Regional Convention I, and the U.S. premiere of Nico Muhly’s “O Antiphon Preludes” at Brown University. He has performed at National Conventions of The Organ Historical Society, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the International Organ Festival at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, and the Courmayeur, Bolzano, Storici Organi della Valsesia, and Picena international organ festivals in Italy. Mr. Steinbach has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” performing on the 1640’s English cabinet organ in Wickford, Rhode Island, the oldest church organ in use in the United States. Mr. Steinbach served as Organist and Choirmaster of historic St. Paul’s Church in Wickford, Rhode Island for 23 years, building a substantial multi-generational music program. He has been an adjudicator for the National Young Artist Competition of the American Guild of Organists.

Mr. Steinbach earned the bachelor of music degree from the University of Kansas. As a Fulbright scholar he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. He earned the master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from The Eastman School of Music where he studied organ with David Craighead and harpsichord with Arthur Haas.

Mr. Steinbach’s critically acclaimed CD Organ Works of Anton Heiller is his first recording on Loft records. Steinbach has been a featured performer on American Public Media’s Pipedreams and The Organ Loft.

If Music be the food of Love, Play on…..
William Shakespeare

We invite you to bring a dry food good or toiletry with you to these musical offerings so we might give aid to all in need.

All donations will go directly to local food closets and collection sites for those in need.

The Weekend Organ Meditations take place during the season each weekend on Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Bach at Noon is offered Tuesday through Friday afternoons at 12:20 p.m.