Duo piano and organ recitals

[From Canon Mark Laubach]

Erika Funke informs me that she will air an interview she did with Rick Hoffenberg and me (about our duo recitals) on her program, Arts Scene, tomorrow (Thursday, October 21st) at 11 AM. Set your dial (if you have a radio with such an ancient thing!) to 89.9 FM and be listening! You can also listen to the interview live online at www.wvia.org. I think it will be an informative and fascinating program in which we both discuss the pieces we’re playing and other aspects of doing organ & piano duets.

Dr. Rick Hoffenberg is a good friend and music faculty colleague of mine at Marywood University in Scranton, a phenomenal pianist, and a graduate of Princeton, Westminster Choir College, and Yale. Rick and I are collaborating on three performances of a duo piano & organ recital in the coming weeks. Dates and locations are as follows ...

Friday, October 22nd at 7:30 PM
The Marian Chapel, Marywood University, Scranton

Sunday, November 7th at 4 PM
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre

Friday, November 19th at 7:30 PM
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown PA

All performances are free and open to the public. The recital will feature duo works by Marcel Dupre and Igor Stravinsky, and solo works by Brahms, Nikolai Kapustin, and William Bolcom. I hope you can join us for one of these!

Thanks –

Canon Mark Laubach, Organist & Choirmaster
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Pro-Cathedral of the Diocese of Bethlehem
35 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre PA 18701
Church Phone: (570)825-6653
Church Fax: (570)825-0430
Mark's Mobile Phone: (570)704-7055

Scott Allen on radio

Scott Allen is a radio personality (of sorts) in the Lehigh Valley as he volunteers to host the National Public Radio  show All Things Considered Mondays, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on WDIY (88.1 FM Allentown). He began doing this last winter. He comes in on the breaks with news, traffic, weather, time and call letters. He is also the control board engineer which means he plays the commercials at the designated times, accesses the feed from Public Radio Capital News (out of Harrisburg for PA State news), and reconnects the show to the NPR Satellite to resume All Things Considered which originates nationally in Washington DC.  If you'd like to hear Scott, the show is broadcast in streaming live audio on the web. Just open your web browser to WDIY.org and click on "listen" at the top. All the time, everywhere! "I've always listened to NPR News and like their format," Allen says. "This was a small way to give back to a project that has given me so much over the years. I learned alot of new things and after 10 months I feel more at ease at the microphone in the studio."

The Rev. T. Scott Allen is priest in charge at St. Andrew's Allentown/Bethlehem and a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Bethlehem.