Burkard Schliessmann concert October 16 will benefit Bastyr University organ fund

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bastyr University Chapel is acoustically
renowned.  Photo courtesy Bastyr University.
Bastyr University is hosting a concert by internationally acclaimed pianist and organist Burkard Schliessmann on Sunday, October 16 at 4 pm in the University's chapel, presented by Rodgers Instruments.

In addition to enjoying world-class organ music in the acoustically renowned Bastyr University chapel, the purpose of this concert is to raise money for the University to purchase its own organ, which the chapel was designed to accommodate.

"We are delighted and feel fortunate to have the rare opportunity of hearing Burkard Schliessmann play live on our campus," said Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, PhD. "We are looking forward to witnessing his mastery of the literature and are confident that once the audience experiences his incredible sound, they will agree the chapel needs a permanent organ so the community can enjoy beautiful organ music all the time."

Numerous movie scores and musical numbers have
been recorded in the perfect acoustic environment
of the chapel.  Photo courtesy Bastyr University
Schliessmann will perform selections from composers Johan Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Charles-Marie Widor and C├ęsar Franck.

A donation of $20 per person ($35 for couples) is suggested at the door. For advanced reservations, contact Kathy Klompeen at 425-602-3003, 

Burkard Schliessmann has distinguished himself in the music world as an artist of extraordinary insight. He has earned international recognition for his compelling performances, featuring clarity and subtlety at the highest technical level. Mr. Schliessmann has received many awards and honors as recitalist, recording artist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician. According to the New York Times, “Schliessmann is representative of the best of the modern school.” His album, “Chopin-Schumann Anniversary Edition 2010” on MSR-Classics, recently released worldwide, received the Critics’ Choice Award 2010 from American Record Guide.
Bastyr University is located in Kenmore, at 14500 Juanita Drive NE, adjacent to St. Edwards Park.


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