Mt. Vernon Music Hosts Concert
On March 17th
From Mt. Vernon Music
Mount Vernon Music presents a concert of organ music on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM in the First United Methodist Church, 522 Hwy 37S in Mt. Vernon. World-renowned organist and Baroque improvisation expert Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra will play a program of music by J.S. Bach and contemporaries, and her own improvisations.
Tickets are $10 for MVM members, $15 for non-members. Students are admitted free (8th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult ticketholder). Memberships in MVM start at $25 and are good for the entire season from June 1 through May 31. For more information call Mount Vernon Music at 903-563-3780, or visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.
Mount Vernon Music is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 to further the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas. For more information on the mission and concert schedule of Mount Vernon Music, and about historic Mount Vernon Music Hall, please visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.
Keen on astute aural perception, soul-connecting creativity, and translucent sound, Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra freelances as improviser, pedagogue, organist, harpsichordist, author, clavichordist, conductor, composer, and Fleur de Son Classics recording artist. From 1989–2008, she served as Professor of Music at Bethany College and Eastern Michigan University, and from 1996–2002 as Senior Researcher at the Göteborg (Sweden) Organ Art Center. Ruiter-Feenstra performs solo recitals throughout North America and Europe, early music concerts with Voci dell’Anima, and presents and teaches improvisation courses on historical instruments nationally and internationally.
Ruiter-Feenstra is developing a series of improvisation pedagogy books: Muse, a multi-disciplinary early childhood music curriculum; Improvisation Encounters, an improvisation tutor for high school and early college keyboard students; and Bach and the Art of Improvisation, (CHI Press, 2011–12) improvisation pedagogy in a musicological and historical context, for intermediate to advanced improvisers, available at www.pamelaruiterfeenstra.com.
Ruiter-Feenstra has been presented on Pipedreams, The Organ Loft, the BBC, and Swedish National Radio. CDs include Tunder Organ Works (www.arkivmusic.com), Bach and Improvisation (www.gothic-catalog.com), and Froberger on the 1658 De Zentis (www.fleurdeson.com).