DRS Concert: Pipes and Keys


March 13, 2024 - March 13, 2024


Highland Sanctuary


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On Wednesday March 13 at 7:00 PM, The Dorothy Rose Concert Series will be presenting Jonathan Lefever, organist and pianist, and Paul Thorlakson, pianist in recital.

Week by week Highland is treated to organ and piano selections performed by these two gentlemen. At this concert, the keyboardists join forces to present an eclectic program that features organ and piano solos, organ and piano duets, and two-piano works. A central work in the concert is the fun and whimsical Carnival of the Animals for two pianos by Camille Saint-Saens. Kids of every age would love this piece as it explores musical depictions of Kangaroos, Elephants, Turtles, Lions, fish and birds. Dr. Geofrey Reiter, Literature professor at LBC will be narrating the equally delightful and humorous poems by Ogden Nash, written to accompany this musical work. Ending the concert is a musical romp of Waltzes made famous in Disney movies. Jonathan will play a stirring arrangement of the Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. Dr. Thorlakson will play a selection of musical pictures from Robert Schumann’s Carnaval. For those who have enjoyed our piano and organ duets, you will be treated to two hymn arrangements, the Overture to the Magic Flute and Gounod’s Ave Maria. For the two-piano selections on the program, the audience will be treated to a matching Steinway concert grand to accompany our magnificent sanctuary Steinway D – definitely dueling pianos! Something for everyone!