Upcoming musical performances

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.

February 24, 2019:  Sunday, 2:30 PM.  Ensemble Aalto repeats the program of February 17, but at Grace Episcopal Church in Astoria, Ore.  (1545 Franklin Ave.).  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.

May 3, 2019:  Friday, 7 PM.  Sara Truelove, clarinetist, plays a recital with the sonata by Camille Saint-Saens, a concertino by Donizetti, and the premiere of the fourth clarinet sonata by C. Wicks, with Wicks at the piano, for First Friday Music at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 West Main Street.  Donations appreciated.

July 5, 2019:  Friday, 7 PM.  A complete program of string quartets composed by Wicks, for First Friday Music at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main Street.  Featuring the playing of the “Indomitable String Quartet.”  Donations appreciated.

October 4, 2019:  Friday, 7 PM.  Presentation of “I Know that God Is Good:  St. Theresa of Lisieux,” a chamber oratorio about a nineteenth-century French Carmelite and her devotion to God.  Music composed by Wicks, who will play the organ, together with a soprano, a trumpeter, and reader Ellen Yager.  Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St.  Donations appreciated.

November 1, 2019:  Friday, 7 PM.  Mitch Iimori, oboist and eminent musical personality from Portland, plays for First Friday Music at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St.  Wicks will accompany him at the piano, and the program will include the premiere of Wicks’ new oboe sonata.  Donations appreciated.