Tulip Time Organ Recitals Will
Reign May 8-10 in Dimnent
Posted May 3, 2002
HOLLAND -- Becoming as popular as tulips and Dutch
dancing, Hope College's Tulip Time organ recitals continue
this year on Wednesday-Friday, May 8-10.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The performances begin at 10 a.m., with the last
performance occurring at 1:30 p.m. Pieces being performed
include works by J.S. Bach, Petr Eben, Franz Liszt, and
The recitals are organized by Hope faculty member,
Dr. Huw Lewis. Born in Wales, Lewis attended the Royal
College of Music in London and Emmanuel College, Cambridge,
before coming to the University of Michigan where he earned
Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees. Lewis
maintains a full performing schedule, and has played at
several conventions of the American Guild of Organists, and
was a featured artist at the 1987 International Congress of
Organists. His playing has been broadcast nationally in
both the US and Britain: he records regularly for the BBC.
In addition to Lewis, 2002 Hope graduate Susan De
Kam of Caledonia will be performing. In March this year, De
Kam earned second place in the nation in the Music Teachers'
National Association Collegiate Artist Organ Competition.
In the fall, she will begin graduate studies in organ at The
University of Michigan. She is touring Romania this summer
as a pianist with the Fine Arts Trio, which includes two
other Hope students.
Other organists include Hope alumni Marie
Blauwkamp, a 1962 graduate from Zeeland; Peter Kurdziel, a
1996 graduate from Holland; Krista Shinew, a 2001 graduate
from Ann Arbor; David Schout, a 2000 graduate from
Ypsilanti; and Linda Strouf, a 1984 graduate from Holland.
Strouf holds a master's degree in organ performance, and is
on faculty at Hope College. Kurdziel, Shinew and Schout are
all currently pursuing graduate degrees in organ
Also performing are Elizabeth Claar, who is
currently pursuing her graduate degree in organ performance,
and Hope student Heidi Dykema, a member of the Class of 2003
from Grand Rapids.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College
Avenue at 12th Street.