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Cherry Rhodes, Organist in Concert
Organist Cherry Rhodes in Concert - CD
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brings a richly varied program of works both seasoned and contemporary including the debut of Larry King's Revelations of Saint John the Divine for Organ and Electronic Tape, which the composer dedicated to her.
As a soloist, Ms. Rhodes
debut at age seventeen with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Further appearances as a soloist have been with the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the South German Radio Orchestra and the French National Radio Orchestra
has recorded for Columbia Records, Delos International, Pro Organo, JAV Recordings, Organ Historical Society and Minnesota Public Radio
(CD Pipedreams Live!).
performances have frequently been broadcast throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.
Ms. Rhodes is Adjunct Professor of Organ at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.
Many of Ms. Rhodes'
students have won awards, grants, and top prizes in competitions both in the United States and Europe.
A sought-after musician, she has given master classes and has served as an adjudicator on frequent occasions in the United States, Canada and abroad.
The Royal College of Organists
to give a recital and master class in Manchester Cathedral, and to serve on an international jury that selected the International Performer of the Year for 2000.
On that occasion she was the only American to serve in these capacities.
A graduate of Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music
, where she
studied under Dr. Alexander McCurdy, Ms. Rhodes
received Fulbright and Rockefeller grants for study in Munich and Paris with Karl Richter, Marie-Claire Alain and Jean Guillou.
For two years, she
was Jean Guillou's assistant at St. Eustache in Paris.
"CD auditors and organ aficionados with a sense of adventure may already be familiar with the Delos May 2006 release Cherry Rhodes, organist, in Concert CD.
Cherry's virtuosity and rich musical insights are beautifully showcased in a recital featuring the majestic Dobson organ of Los Angeles' Cathedral of Our Lady
of the Angels...
Cherry's entire body (brain, too), including arms, hands and both well-shod legs and feet created a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of sound only achievable on a great organ.
Bach and Mozart were leavened with unusual repertoire by Clarence Mader, José Lidón and especially Jean Guillou, the French organist, arranger and teacher so important in Cherry Rhodes' career.
Organ & Electronic Tape, dedicated to Cherry Rhodes
CHERRY RHODES, Organist - In Concert | Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels