LAWRENCE - Catherine Rodland, artist in residence at St. Olaf College, will present an organ recital 7:30 p.m., April 29 at the Bales Organ Recital Hall at the Lied Center of Kansas. Rodland will present a free, public lecture and master class on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The program will include works by Dieterich Buxtehude, Johannes Brahms, J. S. Bach and Louis Vierne. The concert is open to the public. For tickets call 785-864-2787 or go online at www.lied.ku.edu.
Rodland, whose playing has been described as “transcendent” by The American Organist, graduated cum laude with departmental distinction in organ performance from St. Olaf in 1987.
She received both the MM and DMA from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where she was a student of Russell Saunders. At Eastman, Catherine received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate and the Ann Anway Award for excellence in organ performance. She is a prizewinner in several competitions including the 1994 and 1998 American Guild of Organists Young Artists Competition, the 1994 Calgary International Organ Competition, and the 1988 International Organ Competition at the University of Michigan for which she received first prize. She performs concerts extensively throughout the United States and Canada.
At St. Olaf Rodland teaches a full studio of organ students as well as music theory and ear training. In 2007 she dedicated the new Holtkamp organ in Boe Memorial Chapel and performed as a featured soloist with the St. Olaf Orchestra and the St. Olaf Band. These performances were released as CDs through St. Olaf Records. In 2010 she released two additional CDs: Dedication and American Weavings, the latter recorded in Boe Chapel at St. Olaf College with violist and duo partner Carol Rodland.