BECKERATH ORGAN RECITAL
Sunday April 30, 4pm
Daryl Robinson, Assistant Professor & Head of the Organ Program at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, will play the Spring recital of this 47th season of Beckerath Organ Recitals at St. Stephen’s Church, 119 Main Street, Millburn, on Sunday afternoon, April 30, at 4 p.m.
Daryl Robinson has earned critical acclaim as a solo and collaborative artist across America and abroad. A prize-winning artist—including both 1st Prize and the Audience Prize in the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance—he has been described by the London-based Choir & Organ as possessing “…a driving muscular poetry underpinned by nimble technique and nuanced sense of style…”
A native of Houston, Mr. Robinson holds a Master of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, studying with Ken Cowan; a Bachelor of Music from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, studying with Robert Bates; and has studied privately with David Higgs of the Eastman School of Music.
From 2003-2015 he served as Organist and Artist in Residence for South Main Baptist Church in Houston, where he was infuential in the selection and design of the new Nichols & Simpson pipe organ, to be completed in 2017. Mr. Robinson also frequently performed with the Houston Symphony & Chorus and Mercury Baroque, and also served as collaborative keyboard artist for Houston’s two internationally acclaimed choral ensembles. Other notable musical venues have included Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the JFK Center in Washington, DC, two Spreckels International Summer Organ Festivals in San Diego, and national and regional conventions of the AGO in Boston, St. Louis, and Houston. During the summer of 2016 he served as Organist in Residence for the Choral Institute at the University of Oxford, England.
Daryl Robinson’s recorded solo and collaborative performances can be heard on the Naxos, ProOrgano, and Albany record labels. His debut solo album, Sempre Organo, was released in 2013 and garnered rave reviews internationally. Selections from the disc have been heard on nationally syndicated radio programs, including Pipedreams and With Heart & Voice. He has commissioned new solo and collaborative works featuring the organ by many of the most respected contemporary
organists/composers. Two modern works—Scherzo by Jason Roberts and Soliloquy by David Conte-will be included in his program at St. Stephen’s, together with featured works by Bach, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn and the earliest composer on the program, Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584-1654).
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