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Rebecca Troxler & David Arcus: Flute & Organ Concert
September 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm| $10
Flautist Rebecca Troxler and Organist David Arcus will offer a concert on Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough. The program, presented by St. Matthew’s Faith & the Arts, will consist of music by C. P. E. Bach, Gabriel Fauré, J. S. Bach, Ernst Pepping, Debussy, and Hindemith.
The two have collaborated since 1984, when they were Fletcher Residents in the Duke University Music Department, and their collaborations since that time have included concerts with the Chapel Choir at Duke Chapel. Troxler specializes in Baroque flute, as well as modern flute. Arcus is a composer and recognized internationally as an improviser at the organ.
He will be playing St. Matthew’s 1883 Hook and Hasting organ which is known for its beauty and sweetness of sound. The tracker-action pipe organ, Opus number 1169, was purchased for $1,040 by the Ladies of the Sewing Society for Miss Lizzie Jones, who served as organist for over fifty years. It has seven ranks of pipes and is affectionately known as “Miss Lizzie” in honor of its first organist. The organ is housed in an oak case. It was disassembled and removed from the church building on June 2, 2004 and completely restored by John Farmer, Pipe Organ Builders of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The facade pipes were re-stenciled in original colors.
The St. Matthew’s Faith and the Arts Series began in 2010 as a result of the church’s desire to be more intentional in their support of the arts and artists; to challenge and deepen faith through exposure to the arts; and to use sacred space as a setting for artistic expression.
Tickets are $10 and will be available through the church office and at the door.