Tuesday, October 9, 2012

DC Chapter of NANM Presents Organist Mickey Thomas Terry Sunday, November 11, 4pm including works of Mark Fax & Undine Smith Moore

[Mickey Thomas Terry]

The Ben Holt Memorial (District of Columbia) Chapter of the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) will present a recital featuring Organist Mickey Thomas Terry on Sunday, November 11th at 4pm.  

The recital will be held at historic St. Patrick's Catholic Church, located at 10th and G Streets, NW (behind the Martin Luther King Library).  Performed will be works by Bach, Frescobaldi, Vierne, Tournemire, and Dupre.  

The program will feature works by two African-American composers: Mark Fax and Undine Smith Moore, both whom are represented in Dr. Terry's critically acclaimed "Anthology of African-American Organ Music" (published by MorningStar Music Publishers).  Admission is free to the public.


His organ technique is easy and perfect ... his career in the organ world will reveal him conspicuously and in the best way.”
Jean Guillou

Dr. Mickey Thomas Terry is a superb recitalist of unquestionable ability.”
George Walker
1996 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Playing with zeal and intelligence, with equal parts
passion and poetry.”
Pipedreams” - Minnesota Public Radio

Terry’s performance growled and pounded the walls to fine effect.”
The Washington Post
[Reubke Sonata; 1997 AGO Region III Convention]

Terry showed extraordinary skill in elucidating what in
lesser hands can seem opaque ...”
The Washington Post

[Dupre-Stations of the Cross]
Terry played an impressive recital (from memory).”
The American Organist Magazine

A precise performance ...”
The Washington Post
[Organ concerto program]

... Elegantly played ...”
The American Organist Magazine
[Albany Records CD-Three Pieces for Organ by George Walker]

... An unusually fertile musical mind.”
The Diapason

“…great technical skill and impeccable musicianship.”
Raoul Abdul
The New York Amsterdam News

A rousing program…inspired.”
The American Organist Magazine
[2001 Region IV AGO Convention]

[Terry] played brilliantly….”
The Washington Afro-American

Playing entirely from memory, Terry’s execution was crisp and energized…”
News Sentinel (Knoxville, TN)

Ending the recital was the Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H by Franz Liszt. For this showpiece, Terry flourished at the instrument, playing with remarkable virtuosity…dazzling pedal action.” [John F. Kennedy Center-Washington, DC]
Examiner.com (Washington, DC)

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