Sunday, April 02 - 2017

5:00 pm Organ Recital Series: Robert Parkins

Robert Parkins is the University Organist and a Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke, and his recordings have appeared on several labels. This season’s recital will feature “German Organ Music of Four Centuries,” including works by Buxtehude, Bach, and Brahms on the Flentrop organ, as well as transcriptions of music by Richard Strauss on the Aeolian. According to one reviewer, Dr. Parkins’s recording of Music from Elektra “leaves nothing behind in the opera house pit, and...liberally grabs at the blood and guts of the tragedy” (Fanfare).


$5 Event Parking will be available in the Bryan Center Parking Garage, located at 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708. Vehicles with ADA parking passes may park in the Bryan Center Surface Lot.


Robert Parkins, Organist

German Music of Four Centuries
Duke University Chapel, 5:00 p.m. April 2, 2017

The Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Organ (Flentrop 1976)

Praeludium in C, BuxWV 137
Fugue in C, BuxWV 174
Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707)

Canzona [in G Minor] 
Johann Jakob Froberger (c. 1616-1667)

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 545
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Herzlich tut mich erfreuen
Prelude and Fugue in G Minor
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

The Kathleen Upton Byrns McClendon Organ (Aeolian 1932)

Music from Elektra
"Im Abendrot"
Salome’s Dance
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
arr. Robert Parkins
Location: Duke University Chapel

Format: 2018