Accomplished organist Dr. Karen Black plays the Barhydt Organ at the Sondheim Tue., May 17

Written by Theresa Rose on May 13, 2016

Fairfield, Iowa –Accomplished organist DR. KAREN BLACK visits the Sondheim Center to perform an organ recital Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Black is the Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Black will play a program consisting of Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BMV 582 and Ciacona, both from J.S. Bach; Suite on the First Tone from Louis-Nicolas Clérambault – Duo, Recitas, Basse et Dessus de Trompette; Sonata in d mino, Op. 65, No1 from Felix Mendelssohn – Allegro moderator e serios, Adagio, Andante, Allegra assai vivace.
The second half of her performance will feture The Embrace of Fire: Triptyque pour orgue from Naji Hakim – Décidé, Majestueux: Assez vif et feroce, Modéré : Assex vif et joyeux; Soliloquy from David Conte; Bossa Nova from Johannes Matthias Michel and Symphony No. 3 in F# minor, Op. 28 fro Louis Vierne – Adagio, Final.
Black teaches organ and church music, music theory and aural skills, serves as organist for weekday chapel and Sunday worship services, and conducts the St. Elizabeth Chorale.She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in church music from St. Olaf College, a Master of Music degree in organ and church music from Indiana University, and a Doctor of Music degree in organ performance and literature from Indiana University.
Tickets for Dr. Karen Black’s recital featuring the Barhydt Organ are general admission $15 and $5 youth tickets. Tickets are available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office, 641-472-2787 and
The Sondheim Organ Music Spotlight Series is a partnership between the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and the Fairfield Concert Association. Concert Association members are admitted to the Organ Music Spotlight Series with proof of membership.