Ebrecht Performs in Organ, Percussion Festival

From left, Yuri Gildiuk, director of the Philharmonic Society; Olga Savitskaya, music art specialist, and Ronald Ebrecht, Wesleyan organist gather during a concert performance in Minsk, Belarus.

From left, Yuri Gildiuk, director of the Philharmonic Society; Olga Savitskaya, music art specialist, and Ronald Ebrecht, Wesleyan organist, gather during a concert performance in Minsk, Belarus.

Ronald Ebrecht, university organist, created a festival featuring modern works for organ and percussion. He was joined by Wesleyan organ students and faculty in four concerts, “Hearts Pounding and Skins Taut” Oct. 25 to 31.  He then performed his solo and ensemble pieces during a third concert trip to Minsk, Belarus.

A guest of the Belarus National Philharmonic Society and the Belarusian State Academy of Music, Ebrecht gave a lecture/demonstation of modern composition at the conservatory Nov. 4. In concert on Nov. 5 at Philharmonic Hall, he performed as soloist in the Poulenc Concerto in addition to the modern works, including Vistas at Dawn by Neely Bruce, professor of music,  in its European debut.