Dr. Robert Parkins, university organist and a professor of the practice of music at Duke, performs this recital on the Flentrop organ with music by George Frideric Handel, Johann Ernst Eberlin, Domenico Scarlatti, and Jean-François Dandrieu. Admission is free.
Dr. Parkin's solo recordings have appeared on the Calcante, Gothic, Loft, Musical Heritage Society, and Naxos labels. This year's recital is the third segment of a trilogy related to organ music by Johann Sebastian Bach. "J. S. Bach and His Contemporaries" will feature works of Bach and contemporaneous composers from Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and France.
Face masks are required to be worn inside of the Chapel. Learn more about the university's public health measures: https://returnto.duke.edu/public-health-measures/
Paid parking is available on a first come, first served basis in the Bryan Center Parking Lot at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bryan Center Surface Lot at the same address.
A beloved cornerstone of the Chapel Music calendar, the Organ Recital Series showcases internationally acclaimed organists performing enduring favorites, modern masterpieces, and original improvisations. The Chapel's Kathleen Upton Byrns McClendon Organ (Aeolian, 1932), Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Organ (Flentrop,1976), and Brombaugh Organ (1997)are all featured in the series.
Learn more about Duke Chapel's 2021-22 concert season at chapel.duke.edu/music.