Former native Ken Cowan and his wife, Lisa Shihoten, return to the area for a special duo organ and violin concert at Knox Prebysterian Church, 53 Church Street, St. Catharines, Ontario. This program is in celebration of the church’s 100th anniversary of its Casavant pipe organ.

The Casavant organ at Knox Presbyterian Church. St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


Works to be performed include:

Chaconne in G Minor —                                        Tommaso Antonio Vitali (1643-1745)   arr. Leopold Auer

The Soul of the Lake, op. 96 No. 1 —                  Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

from Pastels from the Lake of Constance

Fantasie in F Minor, K. 608–                                Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Mephisto Waltz No.1–                                          Franz Liszt (1811-1886) arr.  Ken Cowan

Violin Concerto in E Minor–                                Felix Mendelssohn- (1809-1847) orchestration transcribed by Ken Cowan

Ken is a full Professor of Organ at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University,and Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston Texas. He performs about 35 concerts a year throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and Yale University, having been taught by John Weaver and Thomas Murray. His schedule in the past year included performances in Monaco, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Lisa began violin lessons in her native Chicago and eventually graduated from The Juilliard School in New York, then Yale University. She is a member of the Jupiter Chamber Orchestra in New York City and is an instructor in violin at Rice University.

The evening’s performance precludes the duo’s presence for a ten-day music festival series in mainland China.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students in advance and may be purchased by calling Knox Church at 905 641-8868

This performance is under the EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT of Karen Mcfarland Artists, Inc.

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