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October 15, 2009

UW’s Carole Terry to perform at St. Mark’s Cathedral

Carole Terry, professor in the School of Music, will perform works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn and Schumann on the St. Mark’s Cathedral Flentrop Organ at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Her appearance is part of the cathedral’s All-Mendelssohn Weekend October 17 and 18, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn’s birth.


Terry’s career as a renowned performer and pedagogue of the organ and harpsichord has taken her to many cities and universities throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Especially known for her performances and recordings of German Romantic music, she is also an expert on the physiology of keyboard performance — the subject of her forthcoming academic work.


Terry is also a master teacher who has participated in festivals and summer academies internationally and a frequent judge for competitions. She has been a featured recitalist at many conventions of the American Guild of Organists.

As resident organist and curator for the Seattle Symphony from 2000 to 2003, Terry helped inaugurate the new C.B. Fisk organ in Seattle’s acclaimed Benaroya Hall, playing many solo concerti as well as monumental works for organ and orchestra.

Terry’s recordings include Brombaugh Organs of the Northwest and The Complete Organ Works of Johannes Brahms (based on the Henle edition) for the Musical Heritage label. As a harpsichordist, she recorded works of Albright, Persichetti, Cowell, and Rorem for CRI, and baroque chamber music for Crystal Records (with violist Yitzhak Schotten). Her most recent recording, Carole Terry in Schwerin, is a two-CD set of German romantic organ music recorded on the notable 1871 Ladegast organ at Schwerin Cathedral, Germany.

Tickets for the evening are $12¬–$18, available at the door or by phone at 206-323-1040.