February 3 and February 10, 2018: Saturdays at 2 PM. Premiere of Wicks’ half-hour opera “Love Is Strong As Death,” op. 641, for three singers (Aimee Amend, Alison Seeber, and Bennett Bailey) and piano (Debra Huddleston), on an original libretto. To be preceded by a performance of two of Wicks’ violin sonatas, played by Stephanie Barth. At the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium, One Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, Ore. Freewill offering.
March 2, 2018: Friday, 12 noon. Free First Friday concerts at Strassweg Auditorium of the public library in New Albany, Indiana, to include a performance of Wicks’ first Viola Sonata, played by Myra Craig and Owen Heritage. Co-sponsored by Kentuckiana Association of Musicians and Singers. Works by Bach also to be heard.
March 2, 2018: Friday, 7 PM. First Friday Music: Marjory Lange, violinist and violist, collaborating with Wicks as pianist and composer. Music by Mozart and Wicks, as well as the violin sonata of Swedish Romanticist Wilhelm Peterson-Berger. At Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St. Freewill offering.
March 25, 2018: Sunday, 3 PM. Concert in memory of Claude Debussy, sponsored by Cascadia Composers of Portland, to include premiere of two movements of Wicks’ “A Sea Sonata,” played by pianist Stephen Lewis. Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St., Portland. Moderate admission charge TBA.
November 2, 2018: Friday, 7 PM. First Friday Music: Sandy Duffy Norman, flutist, collaborating with Wicks as pianist and composer. Norman is the instructor of flute at Western Oregon University, and maintains a thriving private studio. At Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St. Freewill offering.