Clara Gerdes, from Davidson, North Carolina, is a fourth-year student at Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) where she studies organ with Alan Morrison. She has performed around the East Coast, including Princeton University, Washington National Cathedral and St. John the Divine, as well as at the Oregon Bach Festival and Spoleto. She received first place in the AGO-Quimby Mid-Atlantic Regional, Albert Schweitzer and University of North Carolina School of the Arts competitions, and is a frequent collaborator and chamber musician, studying harpsichord with Leon Schelhase and working with Choral Arts Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Composers’ Guild, student ensembles and as a faculty member of the Curtis Summerfest Adult Chamber music intensive. She is one of two organ scholars at Saint Mark’s Church, Locust Street and a Curtis resident assistant.
The concert is free. All are welcome. An offering will be received to benefit the Music at Trinity series.
Ms. Gerdes’ progam will include (subject to change):
J.S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564
Percy Whitlock: Fantasie Chorale in D Flat
David Conte: Pastorale and Toccata
Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Reubke: Sonata on the 94th Psalm