Murray River International Music Festival : Gordon Atkinson, organ
- Date: Friday, 24 January 2014, 7:30pm
- Venue: St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Mildura — Deakin Avenue, Mildura, VIC
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0350 188 330
The Murray River International Music Festival (20-31 January 2014) program provides world-class performances by Italian and Australian classical musicians, combined with masterclasses, workshops and school visits. Artists perform in venues ranging from riverside settings to inland gardens, wineries to regional arts venues. The festival provides a dynamic program of performances in the Mildura region (as well as Ouyen and Broken Hill), before travelling along the Murray River to perform in Swan Hill, Cohuna and finally Shepparton, indulging guests in regional food and wine along the way. The festival traditionally opens with a performance in one of the most beautiful settings in regional Australia, the Ampelon Gardens. Patrons experience an unforgettable night and are transported from the banks of the Murray to Venice, Paris and Prague by some of the finest internationally renowned virtuosic players.
This organ recital by Gordon Atkinson features his own work Chorale prelude in a style of Bach
Although born in Melbourne and retiring there in 2005, Gordon Atkinson spent much of his life in England and North America. Following study in Melbourne with A.E.H. Nickson, he attended the Royal College of Music in London from 1950 to 1953, where Harold Darke, Patrick Hadley and William Lloyd Webber were among his teachers.
Gordon has composed a number of organ works as well as vocal works ranging from anthems for various combinations of voices and instruments to a set of songs for soprano and oboe. In 2008 he was elected President of the Society of Organists in Melbourne.
Featured Australian Works
|Chorale prelude in a style of Bach by Gordon Atkinson|
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