by Jarrett Hoffman
IN THIS EDITION:
•Today: organist Matthew Dion and oboist Anne Pinkerton at the Covenant
•News: Tuesday Musical Scholarship winners
•R.I.P. Loris Ohannes Chobanian
•Almanac: Jean Françaix & Alicia de Larrocha
Organist Matthew Dion and oboist Anne Pinkerton are featured on today’s Tuesday Noon Organ Plus series at Church of the Covenant. On the program: J.S. Bach’s Prelude & Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552, François Couperin’s Élévation: Tierce en Taille (Messe pour les Couvents), Edward Elgar’s Imperial March, Salut d’Amour, and Chanson de Nuit, David Conte’s Soliloquy, and Olivier Messiaen’s Dieu parmi nous (La Nativité du Seigneur). A freewill offering will be taken up. The concert will also be livestreamed.
Yesterday, Tuesday Musical announced the winners of the 2023 Annual Scholarship Competition. After Sunday’s Final Round/Winners Concert, trumpeter Austin Cruz (an artist diploma student at the Cleveland Institute of Music) took home a $2,000 scholarship. Saxophonist Joshua Tuttle (a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music) was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. And percussionist Dylan Catlin (an undergraduate at the University of Akron) won the People’s Choice Award.
Two new scholarships were also announced. Thanks to a $40,000 endowment from the William Bingham Foundation, a new music education scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually (the third scholarship in that category) beginning with the 2024 Scholarship Competition, as well as a new fourth-place piano scholarship of $750.