Tuesday, October 13th will be a busy day as I play two 30-minute concerts of Bach and Liszt at the beautiful International Center Chapel (see pic) of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for our "good and faithful servants" of Christ there. The Chapel is all glass, much like the Crystal Cathedral.
Selections will include the English Suite in G minor, by Bach, and the Chorale arrangement of 'What God Ordains Is Always Good', which occurs at the end of Liszt's Variations on a theme from [Bach's Cantata] 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen', S. 180. After this, we will have some good, hearty singing of that hymn.
Prior to all of this, I will make a guest appearance on the KFUO radio program entitled "Law & Gospel", with host Rev. Tom Baker at 9:30am. This is a program that helps people understand and clarify the proper and necessary distinctions between Law and Gospel as they occur in the Bible, and as we apply them to our daily lives.
This theological, Christian doctrine is likely THE MOST misunderstood and misused doctrine in all of Christianity. When properly understood and applied, it helps us to understand the Bible, our relationship to God, our gracious salvation in Jesus Christ, and how to interpret reality the way God thinks. Learn more about this program at www.lawgospel.com.
If you live in the St. Louis area, tune your radio to AM 850. Or, you can tune in worldwide to stream the interview online.
Then, on Thursday, October 15, I get to perform for the lovely residents at the Willows of Brooking Park. This is a private engagement, but one I eagerly anticipate because they LOVE Classical Piano Music, and they have a marvelous Grand Piano in their fine acoustic Theater. Here I will play a variety of Bach and Chopin, and perhaps a 'Witch's Dance', by American composer, Edward MacDowell, in anticipation of HALLOWEEN! A busy, but fun, Fall week, to be sure!
Please check my schedule for other upcoming performances, and contact me with any questions. Cheers!