Internationally Acclaimed Master Organist Leslie Martin
Performs at Trinity United Methodist Church
On Saturday, May 20th at 7:00pm the Peninsula Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) will present renowned Master Organist Leslie Martin at a performance hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor Street, Uptown. Martin will perform on Trinity’s inspired emulation of a baroque instrument built by Gottfried Silbermann in 1735 in Reinhardsgrimma, Germany.
Martin’s Saturday performance, entitled Organ Music Through the Centuries, will include music selections from 6 centuries of composers, ca. 1470 thru the 20th century. Pieces performed by Martin will include The Sweet Nightingale, Anon: Buxheimer Orgelbuch, (ca. 1470); Balletto del Granduca, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621); Praeludium und Fuga, G Minor, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) and Apparition de l'eglise eternelle, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992).
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Martin is adjunct professor of organ, harpsichord and piano at Seattle Pacific University. He also teaches piano in the Suzuki Academy at Music Center of the Northwest, and is Director of Music at Sand Point United Methodist Church in Seattle.
Locally, he has appeared variously as guest conductor, organ soloist and continuo organist-harpsichordist with the Seattle Bach Choir, Philharmonia Northwest, Thalia Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
A suggested donation of $10 will benefit Trinity’s Stanks-Nichols Music Scholarships that are presented annually to aspiring musical students in the Port Townsend area.