October 8, 2018: Monday, 7 to 8:30 PM. Wicks will discuss the role played by traditional Classical formal designs in his music, in a presentation to include live performances of three of his violin sonatas by Stephanie Barth, with Wicks at the piano. The presentation is part of a monthly series through Cascadia Composers, and is free and open to the public. Room 219, Lincoln Hall at Portland State University, 1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Ore. Note changed date: originally publicized for Monday, October 1.
November 2, 2018: Friday, 7 PM. First Friday Music: Sandy Duffy Norman, flutist, collaborating with Wicks as pianist and composer. Norman maintains a thriving private studio in Salem, and she and Wicks will be playing his new flute sonata, and also music by Franz Schubert and Luigi Boccherini. At Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St. Freewill offering.
December 9, 2018: Sunday, 3 PM. Ninth Annual Advent Organ Concert: “Prepare the Pathway, Prepare the Road!” Solo organ music composed by Wicks, Pierre du Mage, and J.-F. Dandrieu, and also arias from Advent cantatas by J.S. Bach, sung by soprano Aimee Larsen Amend and alto Ellen Gordon Yager, with violinist Marjory Lange and English horn player Aage Nielsen. Played by Wicks on the Ott pipe organ at the Mount Angel Abbey Church, at One Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, Oregon. Donations appreciated.
January 4, 2019: Friday, 7 PM. Marjory Lange, violinist, plays a varied program, including the premiere of Wicks’ seventh violin sonata (dedicated to Ms. Lange), in the First Friday Music Series at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main Street. Donations appreciated.
February 17, 2019: Sunday, 3:30 PM. Ensemble Aalto (Aage Nielsen, English horn and doucaine; and C. Wicks, organ and piano) plays in a monthly concert series sponsored by the Junction City Arts Council. The premiere of Wicks’ English Horn Sonatina No. 1, and also music by Hayne van Ghizeghem, Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. At Faith Lutheran Church at 926 West Sixth Av., Junction City, Ore. Free.
March 1, 2019: Friday, 7 PM. Ensemble Aalto repeats the program of February 17, but in the First Friday Music Series at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 West Main Street. Donations accepted.
April 5, 2019: Friday, 7 PM. “Love Is Strong as Death.” The third performance of the thirty-minute opera composed by Wicks in 2017, with sopranos Alison Christiansen Seeber and Aimee Larsen Amend, and baritone Bennett Bailey, with Wicks at the piano. Opening the program will be excerpts from other operatic works by Wicks. At Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 West Main Street. Donations accepted.