Three opportunities to see Jonathan Ryan
Date(s) - Monday, October 31, 2016
First Baptist Church
His first appearance will be a family friendly event introducing the organ at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 in a concert with a holiday twist at First Baptist Church. Families are encouraged to come in costume. Admission is free. Preceded by “Trunk or Treat” in First Congregational Church parking lot: treats for trick-or- treaters from festively decorated cars from 5-6 p.m.
Mr. Ryan’s 8 p.m. concert at First Baptist will showcase the amazing Letourneau organ and repertoire for All Saints Day. $15 general admission, $5 students
He wraps up his festival appearances with a Master Class at First Baptist Tuesday, Nov. 1. at 10 a.m. Free.
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike for his strong communicative skills in numerous styles, depth of musicianship, and passion, Jonathan Ryan is hailed as one of the premiere young concert organists of our time. His command of an exceptionally large breadth of repertoire, spanning from the Renaissance to numerous solo and collaborative premieres, coupled with striking virtuosity enables the bold, imaginative programming and exceptional use of each organ’s unique capability for which he is noted. Mr. Ryan has the rare distinction of holding six First Prize awards from major international and national organ competitions.
“Jonathan Ryan is one of the brightest younger artists in the field today … mastery of the music, and a clear vision for its interpretation.” “Ryan will take your breath away.” (The Diapason)