Saturday, April 29th, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All Hallows, 262 Bent Road, Wyncote, PA 19095
Oak Martin, organ student at the Curtis Institute of Music, will present a program that includes works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Mary Beth Bennett, Herbert Howells, Leslie Adams, Louis Vierne, J.S. Bach and Charles-Marie Widor. Admission is free; donations at the door are welcome. On-street parking is available.
The world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music has partnered with All Hallows to bring the current group of Curtis organ students to All Hallows in a series of concerts during the 2022–2023 season.
“In keeping with Curtis’s ‘Learn by Doing’ philosophy, the partnership with All Hallows gives the organ students a perfect opportunity to be able to play a more substantial program on an instrument known for its finesse, the E.M. Skinner, opus 769. This modest-sized instrument will inspire the students to think differently in programming, and benefit from learning recital works that are often neglected and overlooked,” says Alan Morrison, Haas Charitable Trust Chair in Organ Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Oak Martin is the recipient of the Mrs. Cary William Bok Fellowship and is further supported by an anonymous donation to the Curtis Institute of Music's organ scholar program. He is a student of Alan Morrison. He will perform a duet as well with Curtis Oboist, Chris Correa.
Christopher Correa, from Long Beach, California, is a student of Katherine Needleman and Philippe Tondre and is the Gephart Family Fellow. He entered Curtis in 2020.
Details about these talented young artists and the full concert series may be found at CurtisAtAllHallows.org.
There will be a “Conversation After the Concert” during which Oak Marin will describe how he came to love music and the organ, why he enrolled at Curtis, and what he plans for the future—questions from the audience will be welcomed. The Conversation After the Concert will be moderated by Christopher Kehoe, Music Director and Organist, All Hallows Wyncote.
The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. For nearly a century Curtis has provided each member of its small student body with an unparalleled education alongside musical peers, distinguished by a “learn by doing” philosophy and personalized attention from a faculty that includes a high proportion of actively performing musicians. With admissions based solely on artistic promise, no student is turned away because of financial need. Curtis invests in each admitted student, ensuring no tuition is charged for their studies and they enter the profession free from educational debt. In a typical year, Curtis students hone their craft through more than 200 orchestra, opera, and solo and chamber music offerings in Philadelphia and around the world. Learn more at Curtis.edu.