Upcoming musical performances

March 25, 2018:  Sunday, 7:30 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.  Free;  donations accepted.

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.  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.

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.

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