Posted: 3/08/07

Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Recital Saturday at TAMIU



Saturday evening brings the next installment in the Texas A&M International University Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Recital Series to the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Recital Hall.

Mariko Morita, TAMIU visiting assistant professor of organ and accompanist, will perform. Morita played at the inaugural concert of the new Sharkey-Corrigan Recital Series.

Admission is free of charge and public is welcome to attend.

The program includes music by composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Kaspar Kerill, Paul Hindemith, César Franck, Johannes Brahms and Jean Langlais.

Born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Morita earned a Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music in Organ Performance at Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA. A Graduate Award Fellowship recipient, she received her Master of Sacred Music in Organ Performance from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is a Doctor of Music candidate in Organ Performance and Literature at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Ind.

The next concert in the Series is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Maestro Hector Guzmán.

The Sharkey-Corrigan Organ was a gift of the E. H. Corrigan Foundation, lead by longtime Laredo businessman E. H. Corrigan, passionate supporter of the arts. Corrigan has said his gift is a statement of an affection for his hometown and intended to provide this area with one of the finest pipe organs, making real its musical riches for generations to come.

For more information, call the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library 268, e-mail prmis@tamiu.edu or click on tamiu.edu/organ

University offices will be open Monday-Wednesday, March 12-14, and closed for Spring Break Thursday and Friday, March 15-16.  Classes are suspended for Spring Break March 12-16.

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