Organ Recital Series - Dr. Kola Owolabi

Sunday, October 15, 2017
5:00 pm
Organ Recital Series - Dr. Kola Owolabi
Location: Duke Chapel
Dr. Kola Owolabi

Dr. Kola Owolabi, whose playing has been described as "a thrilling combination of technical prowess and artistic ingenuity" (The American Organist), will present an eclectic program of music from the 17th through 20th centuries on the Brombaugh and Flentrop organs.

This concert is free and open to the public. Parking will be available for $5 in the Bryan Center Parking Garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking will be in the Bryan Center Surface Lot. Duke parking permit holders may enter through the bottom level of the Bryan Center Parking Garage for free on weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends.

In 2002, Owolabi was awarded Second Prize, as well as the Audience Prize, at the American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. Previously the University Organist at Syracuse University, he is now an Associate Professor of Organ at the University of Michigan.





SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017    5:00 PM



 Memorial Chapel Organ (Brombaugh, 1997)


Toccata V (from Apparatus musico-organisticus)                                                             Georg Muffat



Toccata IV (from First Book of Toccatas)                                                           Girolamo Frescobaldi


Capriccio V sopra la bassa fiamenga (from First Book of Capricci)



Almande: Also gehts also stehts, SSWV 137 (from Tabulatura Nova II)                       Samuel Scheidt  



Tiento [10] de 3o tono                                                                                                  Juan Bautista Cabanilles


The Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Organ (Flentrop, 1976)


Tiento [30] de medio registro de baxón de séptimo tono                          Francisco Correa de Arauxo



Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’, BWV 676 (from Clavierübung III)                    Johann Sebastian Bach



Albarda (from Flores del Desierto: Tangos for Organ)                                                  Pamela Decker

                                                                                                                                             (b. 1955)


Lullaby (from Suite No. 2)                                                                                          Calvin Hampton



Agitato (from Sonata No. 11 in D Minor)                                                    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger



A staple of the Chapel Music calendar, the Organ Recital Series showcases internationally acclaimed organists performing beloved favorites, modern masterpieces, and original improvisations. The Chapel's Aeolian, Flentrop, and Brombaugh organs are all featured in this series.

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