The Donia Organ Concert series at Hope College will feature Nicole Keller on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Keller is in demand as a concert artist and has performed throughout the world, including venues such as St. Patrick Cathedral, New York; Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Paris; Dom St. Stephan, Passau; St. Patrick Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland; and The Kazakh National University for the Arts, Astana, Kazakhstan.
She specializes in eclectic programs suited to instrument and audience with a desire to expand the listener’s horizons, pairing familiar sounds and genres with less familiar ones. Her performance at Hope College will open with two works by Leo Sowerby, “Come Autumn Time” and “Sonatina.” She will also perform “Suite No. 1 for Organ” by Florence B. Price; “Five Dances for Organ” by Calvin Hampton; “3 Improvisations” by Nadia Boulanger; and “Toccata” by Anne Wilson.
Keller is currently on faculty at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio and serves as associate organist at Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) in Cleveland. In addition to her organ work, she has also developed children’s choirs that have toured the United States, the U.K, and Ireland.
Keller received the Performer’s Certificate and the Master of Music degree in organ performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music and received the Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. More information about Keller and her work can be found on her website at nicolekeller.com
The concert has been made possible through the generous support of the college’s Tom Donia Memorial Organ Fund. The fund was created in 1990 by family and friends of Tom Donia, a 1971 Hope graduate who died in 1990. The director of communications for the American Red Cross, Donia had a life-long interest in music.
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The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between 10th and 13th streets.