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October's MGS Offering Features a Female Organist Presenting a North Carolina Premiere

Music for a Great Space's second concert presents one of the two female organists for the 2017-18 season

Michael Moore

Faythe Freese


Event  Information

Greensboro -- ( Fri., Oct. 13, 2017 )

Music for a Great Space: Faythe Freese
Adults $22; Seniors $20; Adults Under 30 $15; Students $5 -- Christ United Methodist Church , Box Office: (336) 333-2605; Information: (336) 638-7624 , http://www.musicforagreatspace.org/ -- 7:30 PM

October 13, 2017 - Greensboro, NC:


This preview has been provided by Music for a Great Space.

Music for a Great Space presents Faythe Freese, organist. Dr. Freese serves as Professor of Organ at the University of Alabama and performs around the world including recent performances in Germany, Denmark, South Korea, Singapore, and the U.S. Dr. Freese will be presenting works by Franck, Tournemire, Hakim, and a North Carolina premiere of a work by Pamela Decker commissioned by Dr. Freese. This piece will be presented with slides of the artwork that inspired the composition, three works by the artist known as "Nall."

Dr. Freese is the recipient of the Indiana University Oswald Ragatz Distinguished Alumni Award for 2017. She is the first American woman to have recorded at L'Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité, Paris on the landmark instrument where Guilmant, Messiaen and Hakim were titular organists. Dr. Freese's performances have been hailed as "powerful ...masterful... impressive ... brilliant."

This concert will take place October 13, 7:30pm at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC.Tickets are available at the door and in advance: www.musicforagreatspace.org or (336) 638-7624.

Dr. Freese will also be giving a professional talk for the organ students of UNCG. For more information and to sign up to attend, please email execdirector@musicforagreatspace.org or call (336)-638-7624.

Music for a Great Space (MGS) is an independent non-profit musical arts organization bringing the finest musicians to the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. The mission of Music for a Great Space is to present a series of inspiring musical performances and educational offerings, opening doors to the diverse cultural interests of the Piedmont Triad community. For its 27th season, MGS is featuring all female performers and at least one female composer on each of the seven concerts for the Season of Women in Music.

The work of Music for a Great Space is made possible with funding from ArtsGreensboro and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. This performance is generously funded by Randy Ferguson and by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.