James David Hicks gives an organ recital at the famous Klais- organ in Hallgrimskirkja Reykjavik, Saturday September 29 at 5 pm.
Among very various and exciting organ works from Scandinavia there are premiéres by two Icelandic composers, Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson and Sigurður Sævarsson as well as a premiére by Lars Karlsson.
In this concert Hicks introduces the audience to the Nordic soundscape in works by Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson, Sigurður Sævarsson and Lars Karlsson (premiéres) Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir, Kristian Blak, Fredrik Sixten, Nils Lindberg, Anders S. Börjesson and Jesper Madsen. The concert is hosted by the Hallgrimskirkja Friends of the Arts Society.
Ticket sale is at the entrance 1 hour before the concert and online on midi.is.
Admission ISK 2500.
James D. Hicks is a concert organist living and working out of Califon, NJ. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Yale University and the University of Cincinnati, Hicks has also studied at the Royal School of Church Music in the UK. Jim has held church positions throughout the United States over the course of thirty-five years, and now devotes himself to concert and recording projects.
Over the past decade, Jim has researched the music of Nordic lands, and the result is an ongoing series entitled Nordic Journey. Nordic Journey concerns itself with the creation of new compositions (thirty commissioned works thus far), the rediscovery of unpublished works from the Romantic Era, and the inclusion of a few of the standard masterworks. The American label Pro Organo has recorded seven volumes of Nordic Journey in historic cathedrals and churches throughout Sweden, Norway and Finland, and Volume VIII of the series will take Jim to the Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland later in 2018.