Enjoy virtuosic concerts, each exploring the connections between Johann Sebastian Bach and his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors, performed by young master organists on the magnificent Paul Fritts Baroque Organ in the Church of the Ascension, 2330 Viewmont Way, Seattle (Magnolia).
Watching the organist playing right in front of you! No sitting side-saddle or craning your neck to see the organist in a loft!!
Henry Lebedinsky, organist
Program (to be announced)
Organist Henry Lebedinsky is best known in Seattle as the founder of the guerrilla performance organization Pacific MusicWorks Underground (formerly Early Music Underground), where he presides from the harpsichord in bringing Baroque music to places where people gather – from brewpubs to wineries and other fun, informal venues – and creating experiences that appeal to both seasoned concertgoers and first-timers alike. Many Seattleites, though, seem not to appreciate that Henry is a very fine organist as well. He holds degrees from Bowdoin College and the Longy School of Music, where he earned a Master of Music in historical organ performance as a student of Peter Sykes. A church musician for the past 23 years, he currently serves as Organist and Choirmaster at Seattle’s historic Christ Episcopal Church.
When not in town Henry performs on historical keyboards across the United States and the United Kingdom, both as a soloist and as a member of Agave Baroque, Pacific MusicWorks, and the Sonoma Bach’s Live Oak Baroque Orchestra. He has also played with the Seattle Opera, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony, Seraphic Fire, Boston Revels, and the Harvard Baroque Orchestra, among others. With his ensemble The Seicento String Band, he has been featured on American Public Media’s Performance Today, and he has performed live on APM’s Pipedreams.
Henry is the founder of the Music @ St. Alban’s concert series in Davidson, North Carolina, and served as interim Artistic Director of Charlotte Chamber Music, Inc. and Director of Rochester, NY’s The Publick Musick. Henry has taught master classes and workshops on historical keyboards and performance practice at Edinburgh University, Bowdoin College, Davidson College, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Appalachian State University, and the American Guild of Organists’ 2014 National Convention.