MONDAY OCTOBER 4th at 7:30pm
Ahreum Han

Three Jazz Organ Preludes, Jacques Offenbach and more

PROGRAM

John Cook (1918-1984)

            Fanfare based on Psalm 81, vv.1-3

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

            Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major BWV 564 

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

            Valse Mignonne, Op 142, No.2 & Rondo alla Campanella, Op. 156 

Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

            Overture to Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld)

                -transcribed by Ahreum Han 

-Intermission-

Jean Berveiller (1904-1976)

            Mouvement 

William Albright (1944 –1998) 

            Sweet Sixteenths (A Concert Rag for Organ) 

Johannes Matthias Michel (b.1962)

            Organ, Timbrel, and Dance: Three Jazz Organ Preludes

                          I-Swing Five (Erhalt uns, Herr)

                          II-Bossa Nova (Wunderbarer König)

                          III-Afro-Cuban (In dir ist Freude) 

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

            From Pièces de Fantaisie pour Grand Orgue

                          Naïades Op. 55 No. 4 & Carillon de Westminster Op. 54 No.6 

Tonight’s Concert Sponsored by: Leslie Wolf Robb 

Audio or video recording of this recital, using any device, without prior written consent is strictly prohibited.

BIO

“Absolutely thrilling recital…elegance, and exuberant joy…energetic performance…rewarding a fabulous performance with shouts of ‘Brava’ and enthusiastic applause.” – American Guild of Organist.

Organist Ahreum Han’s exciting, powerful, and extraordinary performances have thrilled audiences. Ahreum was a featured soloist at American Guild of Organist OrganFest 2021, at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists held in Nashville, Tennessee, at several Regional Conventions of the AGO (Cedar Rapids, New Haven, Atlanta, Sarasota); the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall (Philadelphia); Riverside Church, St. Thomas Church, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Bartholomew’s Church, and Trinity Church, (NYC); Princeton University Chapel; Memorial Chapel at Harvard University; Ocean Grove Auditorium (NJ), Merrill Auditorium (ME), the International Organ Festival in Arbon, Switzerland, Michealskirche (Leipzig, Germany), Oxford Town Hall (UK), Nottingham Albert Concert Hall (UK), and Esplanade Hall in Singapore.

 

Ahreum has received top prizes from numerous competitions including the Oundle Award, the MTNA National Young Artist Performance Competition, the John Rodland Memorial Scholarship Competition, and the Albert Schweitzer organ competition.

 

She graduated from Westminster Choir College (BM), Curtis Institute of Music (diploma), Yale Institute of Sacred Music (MM), University of Iowa (DMA). Her teacher includes Ken Cowan, Alan Morrison, Thomas Murray, and Brett Wolgast.

Han has been serving as the Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth. She was on organ faculty at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and the College Organist at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.  She has served as an organist at Marquand Chapel and the Berkeley Divinity School of Yale University.