Organ Recital Series
Since 2005, the SNC:AGO has hosted an annual, multi-concert organ recital series. The series has hosted celebrated artists from across the United States and from around the world, as well as member performances.
Most typically, performances are held on the Maureen Jackson Smith, 2004 Rudolf von Beckerath organ in the Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in the Beam Music Center on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus. Additional performances have been presented on the 2010 Schantz at Christ Church Episcopal.
The SNC:AGO is proud of the diversity of artists featured throughout the series. We strive to invite recitalists that represent a broad spectrum of ethnic and educational backgrounds, up-and-coming artists as well as those at their peak of popularity, men and women. Performing artists who wish to be considered for future recitals should contact the programming committee chairs, Click here.
The series continues to celebrate not only the pipe organ, and the esteemed collection of artists chosen to perform, but also more than 600 years of organ repertoire.
To learn more about our past recitalists: Click here
Presenting an organ recital series is one of the most important functions of the SNC:AGO. These concerts are always free to the public thanks to the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Nevada Arts Council, and by patrons like you.
If you are interested in supporting the future success of our recital series, please consider becoming a patron. For more information, Click here.
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ORGAN + PIANO: The husband and wife team of Maria Teresa Sierra, a noted concert pianist who trained at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Raúl Prieto Ramírez, Spain’s sensational concert organist who studied in France and Germany, bring to the stage Spanish and Russian flair in blazing, edge-of-the-seat virtuosity coupled with the precision, sensitivity, and clarity of a premier chamber ensemble.
Discover more about Duo MusArt Barcelona including pictures, performance videos and more on their SNC:AGO profile page. Click Here.
Dr. Adam Pajan is faculty member at the University of Oklahoma’s American Organ Institute and an award winning recitalist. He has performed throughout the US and Germany and a frequent performer on NPR’s program Pipedreams. Adam is director of music at a church in OKC, conductor of the Oklahoma Master Chorale and an organ technician. Come hear why Michael Barone of Pipedreams called him “…a rising star definitely worth watching.”
Discover more about Dr. Adam Pajan including pictures, performance videos and more on his SNC:AGO profile page. Click Here.
Join the members of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the AGO as they celebrate the holidays with their annual Advent & Christmas Recital. This special event includes classical, traditional, and familiar holiday favorites on the great organ at UNLV. The entertaining program features the organ, instrumentalists, vocalists and other surprises.
ORGAN + CELLO: Since forming Svyati Duo in 2009 Rebecca Hepplewhite (cello) and Julian Collings (organ) have gained international critical acclaim for concert performances and commercial CD releases (three albums on the Regent Records label). Heralded as 'exemplary' performers by Fanfare Magazine, their concert engagements have taken them to venues throughout Europe, the United States and Asia.
Discover more about the Syvati Duo including pictures, performance videos and more on their SNC:AGO profile page. Click Here
Canadian-born organist Margaret Martin Kvamme was named first-prize winner of the 1993 Naples International Organ Festival Competition in Florida. She has performed extensively throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, in Michigan; Ohio; New York; Arizona; and Ontario, Canada. She has appeared on the "Distinguished Women at the Console" series in Akron, Ohio, was featured as solo artist with the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, and has been heard on numerous programs of the nationally syndicated radio program, Pipedreams.
Discover more about Margaret Kvamme including pictures, performance videos and more on her SNC:AGO profile page. Click Here
One of North America’s finest concert organists, Ken maintains a rigorous performing schedule which takes him to major concert venues and churches in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Cowan is a faculty member of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University as Associate Professor and head of the organ program.
Discover more about Ken Cowan including pictures, performance videos and more on his SNC:AGO profile page. Click Here.