Furman University hosts acclaimed organist Kimberly Marshall in concert Jan. 15

Kimberly Marshall, university organist and professor of organ at Arizona State University, will present a recital Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel.

Kimberly Marshall, university organist and professor of organ at Arizona State University, will present a recital Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel on the campus of Furman University.

Part of the 2018-19 Hartness Organ Series, the concert is free and open to the public.

The performance features the Hartness Organ, a three-keyboard, 42-stop instrument built in 2003 by C.B. Fisk organ builders of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Marshall's program features works from the entire 700-year history of organ music, beginning with a group of pieces from the 15th-century “Lochamer Liederbuch,” through works by J.S. Bach and François Couperin in the 18th century, and on to 20th-century works by Jehan Alain, Maurice Duruflé, Margaret Vardrell Sandresky and Arvo Pärt.

Marshall, who holds the Patricia and Leonard Goldman Endowed Professorship in Organ at Arizona State University, is known worldwide for her compelling programs and presentations of organ music. An accomplished teacher, she has held positions at Stanford University and the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Winner of the St. Albans International Organ Playing Competition in 1985, she has served as a recitalist, workshop leader and adjudicator at seven National Conventions of the American Guild of Organists. From 1996-2000, she was a project leader for the Göteborg Organ Research Center (GOArt) in Sweden.

Marshall’s recordings feature music of the Italian and Spanish Renaissance, French Classical and Romantic periods, and works by J.S. Bach. Her most recent recording, “Recital in Handel’s Church,” includes music by Bach and Handel on the new instrument in London at St. George’s, Hanover Square.

Her recording “Arnolt Schlick” celebrating the 500th anniversary (2012) of the publication of this master's organ works, and a CD/DVD set entitled “A Fantasy through Time” (2009) received great critical acclaim. Her expertise in medieval music is reflected in her recording, “Gothic Pipes,” as well as through her scholarly contributions in publications like the Grove Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. To increase awareness of this repertoire, she published anthologies of late-medieval and Renaissance organ music in 2000 and 2004.

Marshall’s recital is this year’s Belcher Organ Recital. This annual program, named in honor of Furman alumni the late Posey Belcher and his wife, Jean Orr Belcher, is made possible by an endowment created by the Belcher children, all of them Furman alumni.

Furman’s Hartness Organ Series is named in honor of the late Tom and Edna Hartness, longtime supporters and Furman University benefactors, whose 1998 bequest made possible Daniel Chapel’s Fisk pipe organ.

For more information, contact the Furman music office at 864-294-2086 and Furman.Music@furman.edu. More about Marshall may be found at www.kimberlymarshall.com. News release is online at http://bit.ly/2QaG4Zx.