Vital Organ Project

modern music for the modern organ


Milwood Series
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Milwood Series

Composer/organist Graeme Shields performs a concert of his own works for organ, including the world premiere of a brand new piece ("And music shall untune the sky") written especially for the organ at Milwood United Methodist.

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MNMF Concert #2: Sounds of Reflection
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

MNMF Concert #2: Sounds of Reflection

Madison New Music Festival continues with an afternoon program that invokes spirituality, morality, and reflection. Hear music including organ interludes performed by Madison Symphony Orchestra organist Greg Zelek and Vital Organ Project founder Tyler Jameson Pimm, soundscapes for viola and piano by Morton Feldman and Toru Takemitsu, African spirituals arranged for instrumental chamber ensemble, and the renowned Langston Hughes set to music by composers including Madison's Scott Gendel.

*MNMF logo designed by Haley Grow

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balancing act
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

balancing act

This is a dichotic program formed with Allen Bryce Young and Steven Flick. Throwing the audience back and forth between two extreme walls (figuratively speaking, of course), we'll be playing Baroque repertoire alongside music by living composers.

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Circle Dances [South Haven, MI]
Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Circle Dances [South Haven, MI]

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Come hear some familiar holiday music in an unfamiliar way! Organist Graeme Shields plays a collection of carols (circle dances) and contemporary pieces inspired by the holiday season. Expect extended techniques and some sounds you're not used to hearing on the organ along with familiar tunes that you and your family will be sure to recognize. 

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Circle Dances [Kalamazoo, MI]
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Circle Dances [Kalamazoo, MI]

Come hear some familiar holiday music in an unfamiliar way! Organist Graeme Shields plays a collection of carols (circle dances) and contemporary pieces inspired by the holiday season. Expect extended techniques and some sounds you're not used to hearing on the organ along with familiar tunes that you and your family will be sure to recognize. 

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Form Reform
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Form Reform

It's the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation! To celebrate: an organ concert, of course! Come hear a collection of established repertoire alongside brand new music composed for the organ this year. In the spirit of "reformation", the program will alternate back and forth between established and new pieces, illustrating a reform of sorts in the organ repertoire over the centuries.

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MODERN MUSIC FOR THE MODERN ORGAN