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January 19, 2010

James Russell Brown to present organ recital Feb. 7 at NIU

DeKalb, Ill. — James Russell Brown, professor of organ in the Northern Illinois University School of Music, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, on the 1983 Martin Ott organ.

Brown will perform “Allegro,” from Symphonie VI (Charles-Marie Widor), “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele” (Johann Sebastian Bach) “Passacaglia in c minor” (J. S. Bach), “Alléluias sereins d’une âme qui desire le ciel,” from “L’Ascension” (Olivier Messiaen) and “Prelude and Fugue on ALAIN” (Maurice Duruflé).

Brown, who joined the faculty at NIU in August 2008, teaches organ and harpsichord. He holds degrees from Oberlin (B.M.) and New England Conservatory (M.M.) in organ performance.

He is also director of the Organ and Early Music Program at the Music Institute of Chicago, where he teaches organ and harpsichord. Since 1985, he has served as organist and director of music for St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook.

The concert is free and open to the public. The Boutell Memorial Concert Hall is accessible to all. For more information, contact Lynn Slater at (815) 753-1546 or lslater@niu.edu.

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