Skinner organ concert planned at Lake Erie College for Feb. 24

Lake Erie College’s Department of Music will present a Skinner organ concert on Feb. 24 by LEC’s organist-in-residence, Todd Wilson.

Wilson will perform on the restored 1927 E.M. Skinner pipe organ, Opus 647, in the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building at 4 p.m. Selections will include compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, David Conte and Charles-Marie Widor.

In addition to his work at LEC, Wilson serves as head of the Organ Department at Cleveland Institute of Music, curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall in Cleveland (home of the Cleveland Orchestra), director of music at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland and house organist for the Aeolian organ at Stan Hywet Hall in Akron. Wilson has been heard in concert in many major cities throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, including at Symphony Hall (Birmingham, England), Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center, Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee. He also has appeared with many leading symphony orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Nashville Symphony and the Slovakian Radio Symphony.

Bryan DePoy, vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer, will perform on trumpet at the Feb. 24 concert. DePoy holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate in music. He has performed professionally with the Memphis Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, New Mexico Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, Arkansas Symphony and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra.

Admission for members of the public will cost $5 and will be free for LEC faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact Todd Wilson at toddrwilson1@roadrunner.com.


A version of this story was originally published on News-Herald.com.

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