A Concert of Trumpet & Organ
Featuring Thomas Wikman, Renowned Organist and Muskegon Native
and Trumpeter, Pamela Smitter
Thomas Wikman, renowned conductor and concert organist, will be returning to the 7th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival because of popular demand. He will once again revisit and perform at a favorite venue from his childhood and adolescence, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Muskegon.
On Monday, August 8, a unique organ recital will take place at 7:30pm at the beautiful St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1006 Third St. in Muskegon, Michigan. This is the very location where Wikman used to take organ lessons with Arnold Bourziel, who was organist/choirmaster there. “It will be an old familiar feeling to play at St. Paul's,” said Wikman, who founded the prestigious Chicago ensemble known as “Music of the Baroque” and led it from 1971 to 2001.
Joining Wikman will be trumpeter, Pamela Smitter. who is widely esteemed for her motivating solo appearances. In addition to being highly regarded for her musical performing leadership, Ms. Smitter captivates her audiences with a rare blend of compelling yet expressive musical style.
Organ and trumpet together are sure to make this a spectacular Arts Council of White Lake concert! The Festival runs August 4-14, 2016 and showcases a great variety of recitals and concerts. Most events are free.
The admission charge of $15 will help to ensure the future of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival. tickets are available at the Book Nook & Java Shop (8726 Ferry St., Montague 231-894-5333), the Arts Council of White Lake (106. E. Colby St., Whitehall) online at www.artswhitelake.org, and at the door.
This is presented by the Arts Council of White Lake and is one a many wonderful events of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival. For more information, please visit www.whitelakechambermusic festival.com or call Director Sondra Cross at 231-329-3056.