May 4, 2018: Friday, 7 PM. First Friday Concert by the Silverwind String Quartet from Salem (Stephanie Barth, Andrew Fischbacher, Rand Baker, and Paul Schmidt) to include the premiere of Wicks’ String Quartet No. 9, and performances of music by such composers as Dvorak, Handel, and Corelli. At Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St. Donations gratefully accepted.
May 27, 2018: Sunday, 3 PM. Performance of Wicks’ half-hour opera Love Is Strong As Death, on an original libretto, preceded by brief excerpts from three earlier operatic works of his. With sopranos Alison Christiansen Seeber and Aimee Larsen Amend; baritone Bennett Bailey; and Wicks at the piano. At Emmanuel Presbyterian Church at 19200 Willamette Drive in West Linn, Oregon. $10 suggested donation.
June 24, 2018: Sunday, 3 PM. Annual Organ Recital at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Salem, Oregon, at 935 High Street, with their Moller pipe organ, together with soprano Aimee Larsen Amend. To include the concert premieres of Wicks’ “Four Advent Meditations” for organ, and “Five Songs of Christ’s Healing” for soprano and organ, together with music by Felix Mendelssohn and Pierre du Mage. Donations gratefully accepted.
August 19, 2018: Sunday, 3 PM. Chamber music recital with Caius Oprea, violinist; Katherine Parks, cellist; and Wicks at the piano. Including trios by Mozart and Wicks, a cello sonata by Brahms, and the world premiere of a cello suite by Wicks. At Emmanuel Presbyterian Church at 19200 Willamette Drive in West Linn, Oregon. Suggested donation $10.
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.