Dick Gegner and Rick Watson are doing an extra duet recital, this on June 7, specially arranged for members of the Cincinnati and Dayton American Guild of Organists chapters who will be the special guests that evening.
On June 21, Amy Johansen is performing as a guest recitalist: Amy is University Carillonist (as they call carillon players there) of the University of Sydney, Australia. She is also University Organist. Her husband, Robert Ampt, is Municipal Organist of Sydney, presiding over the famous large organ in the Town Hall. Amy is an American, and has lived for some years in Cincinnati. While in Cincinnati she studied at the College Conservatory of Music, after earlier receiving her bachelors from the University of Florida. She later studied organ later in both England and France, and studied carillon with the former Sydney University Carillonist.
On April 25, she performed the world premier of a piece composed by Geert D’hollander, (now the carillonneur of the Bok Singing Tower in Lake Wales, Florida), in commemoration of what is known in Australia and New Zealand as “Anzac Day”. This marked the centenary of the landing of the combined Australia – New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on the Gallipoli Peninsula in World War I, April 25, 1915.
The program can be found here: Summer Concerts 2015