Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons was born and reared in Raleigh. He attended Ravenscroft School, Broughton High School, and UNC-CH. He studied piano with Valerie Baumgarten and was a private organ student of Margaret S. Mueller and Catherine Ritchie Miller. Beginning in 1972, he established the Sunbury Press and published eight scholarly titles on organ and harpsichord building. These include Charles Ferguson's translation of the monumental The Organ-Builder, originally by Dom François Bédos de Celles, and Owen Jorgensen's Equal-Beating Temperaments. For over ten years, beginning in 1983, he reviewed mostly Baroque keyboard and chamber music for Raleigh's Spectator Magazine. He is also an experienced church bell change ringer; he is a member of the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths, an English elective society of ringers. He plays the harpsichord privately for his own amusement. He is a free-lance graphic designer in New Bern.

Articles by Richard Parsons:

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A Refreshing Spring Concert From the ECU Chamber Singers

Music Review by Richard Parsons,  April 11, 2022

A Very Successful Concert from the Greenville Choral Society

Choral Music, Music Review by Richard Parsons,  March 20, 2022

Modern Music and Rachmaninoff with the North Carolina Symphony in New Bern

Music, Orchestral Music Review by Richard Parsons,  March 6, 2022

Verona Quartet: A Music-Making Powerhouse at American Music Festival

Chamber Music Review by Richard Parsons,  January 29, 2022

ECU Chambers Singers' Sounds of the Season

Choral Music, Music Review by Richard Parsons,  December 4, 2021

David Arcus Celebrates His Arrival in Greenville With an Impressive Recital

Music, Organ Recital Review by Richard Parsons,  November 12, 2021

A Very Specialized CD: Organ Musique-Musik-Muziek, 1530-1660

Organ Recital Media Review by Richard Parsons,  November 30, 2020

Lovely Treatment of Jacques Boyvin Organ Suites by Owalabi on Raven Label

Early Music, Recital Media Review by Richard Parsons,  September 30, 2020

Music by Couperin for Our Time and All Time

Recital Media Review by Richard Parsons,  July 31, 2020

Music from Dresden Performed on Two Harpsichords

Early Music, Recital Review by Richard Parsons,  March 8, 2019

Precision, Power, and Dark Beauty at Music House

Recital Review by Richard Parsons,  November 15, 2018

Sax at Mount Olive with Michael Stephenson

Chamber Music, Recital Review by Richard Parsons,  September 6, 2018

At the Music House: Christmas in July?

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by Richard Parsons,  July 22, 2018

Mostly Bach at the Music House

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by Richard Parsons,  July 21, 2018