The pipe organ will be the featured instrument at the Feb. 2 Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra concert at First United Methodist Church.
Conducted by Maestro Dan Allcott, ORSO will perform “Incidental Music to L’Orfeo” by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and “Elegy” by Elliott Cook Carter (1908-2010).
ORSO will join guest artist Malcolm Matthews, Knoxville native and 2012 American Guild of Organists National Young Artist finalist, in performing the “Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G Minor” by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963).
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.
The First United Methodist Church is located at Oak Ridge Turnpike and North Tulane Avenue.
Matthews has recently earned his bachelor’s degree with a performer’s certificate at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., after studying with David Higgs. He is now pursuing a master’s degree in both organ and harpsichord performance at Eastman.
He has been a winner in multiple competitions. He was a semi-finalist at the 2009 Concours International D’orgue de Lyon, Lyon, France; finalist at the 2006 Albert Schweitzer High School Organ Competition in Wethersfield, Conn.; first-place winner in the 2005 Southeastern Region IV Young Organists Competition; and first-place winner in the 2003 L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Organ Competition for high school students.
In July 2005 and July 2006, he attended Mount Royal College Organ Academy International Summer School in Calgary, Alberta, for advanced organ study.
He has performed organ recitals in Bremen, Germany; Greenville, S.C.; Sarasota, Fla.; Chattanooga, Knoxville, Kingsport, and Nashville, Tenn.; Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and Chicago, Ill.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 (adult), $10 (college students 19 years or older, with identification) and $5 (students 18 years and younger).
To become a new subscriber for the rest of the season at a discount or buy four concert tickets at a $40 discount, call the ORCMA office at (865) 483-5569. Schedule and ticket information is available on ORCMA’s website at www.orcma.org.