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Nicole Keller. Photo courtesy of the artist

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Nicole Keller

Sunday, May 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Organist Nicole Keller, Associate Organist at Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) of Cleveland and faculty member at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, has concertized all over the world in venues including St. Patrick Cathedral in New York, Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Paris, and the Kazakh National University for the Arts in Astana, Kazakhstan.  She offers a solo recital on the McMyler Memorial Organ, featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Florence Price, Calvin Hampton, George Shearing, and Ann Wilson.

Free; no ticket required.

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Program

Nicole Keller, organ

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552
Florence B. Price (1887–1953)Festal March (Marietta)
Air from Suite no. 1 for Organ
Cantilena
Toccato from Suite no. 1 for Organ
Calvin Hampton (1938–1984)

Five Dances for Organ

I. “The Primitives”
II. “At the Ballet”
III. “Those Americans”
IV. “An Exalted Ritual”
V. “Everyone Dance”

George Shearing (1919–2011)“There Is a Happy Land”
Anne Wilson (b. 1954)Toccata

Program subject to change

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About the Artist

Nicole Keller is in demand as a concert artist, adjudicator, and clinician. She has concertized in the US and abroad in venues such as Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York; Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Paris; Dom Saint Stephan, Passau, Germany; Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland; and the Kazakh National University of Arts, Astana, Kazakhstan. She specializes in eclectic programs suited to instrument and audience with a desire to expand the listener’s horizons, pairing familiar sounds and genres with less familiar ones. Her performances with orchestras include concertos, works for small chamber orchestra, and large works involving organ, harpsichord, and piano. She has extensive experience as a chamber musician and as a continuo player, including many performances of Bach’s Saint Matthew and Saint John Passions, Christmas Oratorio, and Mass in B Minor, in addition to a host of cantatas and baroque chamber music. Ms. Keller currently serves as associate organist at Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal), Cleveland, and is on faculty at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio.

Ms. Keller received a performer’s certificate and master of music degree in organ performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, under the tutelage of David Higgs. While at Eastman, she studied continuo with Arthur Haas and improvisation with Gerre Hancock. She received a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, where she studied piano with George Cherry and Jean Stell and organ with Margaret Scharf.

www.nicolekeller.com

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These programs are made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.

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