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Bach & Buxtehude: Henry Lebedinsky, baroque organ – Part of the “Bach &” series of organ concerts under the auspices of Musique du Jour Presents!
March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT$7 – $34
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!!
Dieterich Buxtehude, Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV 148
J. S. Bach, Chorale Prelude Vom Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658
Buxtehude, Two Settings of the Chorale Vom Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV 220 and 221
Moritz Brosig, Prelude and Chorale Nun sich der Tag geendet hat
Bach, Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537
Buxtehude, Fantasia on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223
Brosig, Fantasia No. 3 in D minor, Op. 55
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 Bachs 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 Medias Performance Today, and he has performed live on APMs Pipedreams.
Henry is the founder of the Music @ St. Albans 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.