Our next concert was to feature Seattle Baroque Music Director Alex Weimann playing an All Bach performance on the Flentrop Organ at St Mark’s Cathedral in partnership with the Cathedral’s All Bach series. However, due to current travel restrictions, this performance has been postponed one year to Friday, May 14, 2021. Mark your calendars, and if you have bought tickets to this concert, they will be honored next year.
In lieu of Alex’s concert, and because Bach is as essential as ever, Michael Kleinschmidt, Canon for Cathedral Music at Saint Mark’s, will instead offer a 70-minute program featuring three of Bach’s famous Toccatas and Fugues, and Bach’s monumental Passacaglia. In addition, Kleinschmidt will offer brief commentary from the console about the Flentrop organ itself, and about the music. While this is offered freely for all to enjoy, donations in support of Saint Mark’s Music Series will be gratefully received.
All Bach on the Flentrop, Friday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. Live Stream will begin at 7:15; early virtual arrival is strongly encouraged for an optimal connection. Go to www.saintmarks.org/live-stream.
About the organist:
Michael Kleinschmidt is the Canon for Cathedral Music at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, where he oversees the ministries of multiple choirs of all ages and plays the landmark Flentrop pipe organ. As a concert organist, Michael has performed in forty-two States of America, and in Canada, Europe, and Japan. Michael holds degrees in organ performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music, where his teachers were Haskell Thomson and Russell Saunders, respectively. As recipient of a Fulbright Grant, he studied organ literature and improvisation with Peter Planyavsky in Vienna, Austria.