March 26, 2017: Sunday, 3 PM. Ensemble Aalto performs at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 19200 Willamette Drive (Hwy 43) in West Linn, Oregon. Aage Nielsen, master of the medieval double reed instrument known as the doucaine, will play with Wicks as organist. Music from various medieval and Renaissance composers, as well as folk tune variations and a sonatina by Wicks himself. $10 suggested donation.
March 28, 2017: Tuesday, 6:30 PM. “I/You: Duos for Soprano and Cello.” Courtney Sherman and Michael Dewhirst. Program to include the concise piece Fear of Love by Wicks. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Howard Hall, Green Bay, WI. Free and open to the public.
April 8, 2017: Saturday, 7:30 PM. Faculty recital of Katherine Parks, cellist, with Wicks at the piano and violinist Christopher Noel. Music composed by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Wicks. Smith Recital Hall at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. (Please note that date has been changed.) $8 general admission, or $5 seniors.
April 23, 2017: Sunday, 2 PM. Organ and piano recital by Wicks to take place at First Church of Christ, Scientist in Salem, Oregon, at 935 High St. SE, as part of an open house event to celebrate the re-opening of their remodeled building. Full event lasts from 1:30 to 4 PM. Music by Buxtehude, Bach, Reincken, Mendelssohn, Franck and Wicks himself (closing with “Three Meditations on Nehemiah” for violin, viola, cello and piano, with string players Stephanie Barth, Marjory Lange and Dale Tolliver). Free.
May 5, 2017: Friday, 7 PM. First Friday Music: Sara Truelove, clarinetist, plays a recital accompanied by Wicks at the piano, at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St. Music composed by Stamitz, Reger and Wicks. Freewill offering.
June 4, 2017: Sunday, 4 PM. Concert of “Ensemble for These Times” to include performance of “If Still Your Orchards Bear,” a movement from “Three Elegiac Songs” by Wicks for soprano, cello and piano, on poems by Edna Millay. The concert will also include two songs by Wicks on poems by Christina Rossetti: “A Song for All Maries” and “Love Is Strong As Death.” Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California.
July 7, 2017: Friday, 7 PM. First Friday Music: Katherine Couch Parks, principal cellist for the Salem Philharmonia and instructor of cello at Western Oregon University. Music by Beethoven, R. Schumann and Wicks, at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St. Freewill offering.
July 8, 2017: Saturday, 4:30 PM. Graduate degree recital of Emily Potter, flutist and student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. Performance to take place at St. Martin’s Parish Church in Epsom, and to include “Four Miniatures” and “Sonata for Flute and Piano” by Wicks.
September 1, 2017: Friday, 7 PM. First Friday Music: Aimee Larsen-Amend, soprano, sings a varied program with participation by Wicks TBD, at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St. Freewill offering.
October 15, 2017: Sunday, 3:30 PM. Ensemble Aalto plays in the monthly concert series in Junction City, Oregon, to take place at Faith Lutheran Church at 926 W. 6th Avenue. Aage Nielsen, master of the medieval double reed instrument known as the doucaine, will play with Wicks at the organ. Music by various composers, including Wicks himself.
November 3, 2017: Friday, 7 PM. First Friday Music: Christopher Wicks plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30, the ‘Hammerklavier.’ At Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St. Freewill offering.
January 5, 2018: Friday, 7 PM. First Friday Music: Ensemble Aalto (Aage Nielsen, doucaine (medieval double reed); Christopher Wicks, organ and piano) plays music ancient and modern, including compositions by Wicks. At Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St. Freewill offering.