Organ Recital by Dr. James David Christie
Event on 2015-06-06 19:30:00
On Friday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m., the local members of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will host an organ recital Dr. James David Christie, professor of organ at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. The performance will take place in the Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in Beam Music Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
James David Christie has been internationally acclaimed as one of the finest organists of his generation. He has performed around the world with symphony orchestras and period instrument ensembles including the Academy of Ancient Music, the Bach Ensemble, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, the New York Collegium, etc. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the New England School of Law for his outstanding contributions to the musical life of Boston and the New England Conservatory honored him with their Outstanding Alumni Award. Dr. Christie has served on international organ competition juries in Paris, St. Omer-Wasquehal, Chartres, Biarritz, St. Albans, Amsterdam, Lübeck, Bordeaux, Dublin, Worcester, Calgary, Montreal, Columbus, Dallas, Leipzig, Weimar-Merseburg, Speyer, Erfurt, Tokyo, Moscow, Kaliningrad, Astana, Lausanne, Boston and Bruges. His students have been competition prizewinners in North America, Europe, Japan and South Africa. James David Christie has recorded for Decca, Philips, Nonesuch, JAV, Northeastern, Arabesque, Denon, RCA, Dorian, Naxos, Bridge and GM and has received several awards for his solo recordings, including the Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik and the Magazine d’Orgue: Coup de Coeur.
Dr. Christie holds positions as the Distinguished Artist in Residence at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, Chair and Professor of Organ at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH, and serves as College Organist at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. In the fall of 2010, James David Christie was on sabbatical in Paris, France, where he served as visiting Professor of Organ at the Paris Conservatory. This coming year, he will serve on international competition juries in Lübeck, Moscow and Amsterdam.
The 2014-2015 concert season by Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsored and financially supported through the generosity of local patrons in the community and members of the local AGO chapter, and by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. More information about all programs is available at www.SNCAGO.org. All concerts are open to the public without charge.
at Doc Rando Recital Hall, UNLV School of Music
4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455005
Las Vegas, United States