Organist Adam Brakel will play Knox United Church in Parksville on Feb. 16. (Courtesy of Knox United Church)

Organist Adam Brakel will play Knox United Church in Parksville on Feb. 16. (Courtesy of Knox United Church)

World-renowned organist to perform at Knox United in Parksville

Adam Brakel the latest in musical series at church

Knox Presents… Organist Adam Brakel in Concert takes place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 pm at Knox United Church, Parksville.

“We are honoured to have the privilege of introducing accomplished, concert organist Adam J. Brakel to Oceanside, in a spell-binding and artistically masterful musical performance. Adam is hailed as “an absolute organ prodigy” by National Public Radio and “one of the most talented organists in the world” by the Chicago Tribune,” said Knox United’s Beth Brown in a release.

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Brakel’s performance highlights include the complete works of César Franck, and, most notably, the fiendishly difficult Six Etudes of Jeanne Demessieux. Adam has also made a concentrated study of jazz music for the pipe organ.

In collaboration with American jazz pianist Dick Hyman, Adam premiered his own arrangement of Hyman’s Shenandoah and performed the American premiere of Millennial Countdown at Mr. Hyman’s personal request.

Tickets are $25 and available at eventbrite.ca, both Mulberry Bush Book Stores & Close To You Ladies Fashions in Parksville.

For more details please visit www.kucparksville.ca or www.adambrakel.com

– NEWS Staff, submitted

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