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Noted organist opens concert series


The 14th season of the Davidson College Presbyterian Church pipe organ series launches Sept. 16 with Dr. Andrew Scanlon, a professor in the keyboard faculty at East Carolina University since 2009.

All programs in the monthly series are free and are followed by a Friends of the Organ meet-the-artist reception immediately after the performance.

Donations are encouraged.

Scanlon directs the graduate and undergraduate programs in organ and sacred music at ECU. In addition, he is the organist & choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville and artistic director of East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation.

He has performed organ recitals in important venues in the U.S., Europe, and Africa.

Scanlon has included works by J.S. Bach, Jehan Alain, Henry Smart and Billy Strayhorn in the program Sept. 16 which gets under way at 7:30 pm.

Upcoming programs include N.C. Baroque Orchestra performing chamber music for violins and cello with a special chamber organ and Davidson organist Clara Gerdes, winner of multiple national competitions and a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music.

The church is located at 100 N. Main St. in Davidson.