MILLBURN, NJ - Brian Harlow, an active recitalist, accompanist, choir director, teacher, and composer in the greater New York City area, will play the opening recital in the 45th season of Beckerath organ recitals at St. Stephen’s Church, 119 Main St., Millburn, on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.
Harlow will perform a varied program of organ repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st centuries. At its core will be the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, including the Trio Sonata in C major. The recital will also include music by North German Baroque composers Vincent Lübeck and Georg Böhm, as well as two composers from Massschusetts: Variations on ‘Wondrous Love’ by Daniel Pinkham, formerly of King’s Chapel in Boston, and Suite Breve by Carson Cooman, Composer in Residence at the Memorial Church of Harvard University.
In addition to serving as organist and choirmaster of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Gladstone, Brian Preston Harlow is organ accompanist for the Rutgers University Chorus, Newark Campus; Choral Accompanist for the Somerset Hills School District; and the Church Concert Series Director for Music in the Somerset Hills. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe, including collaboratively with instrumentalists and choirs and in duet with Christopher Jennings as Duo Organists.
Admission to the recital is by donation at the door ($10 suggested). For further information the church can be reached at (973) 376-0688, or consult www.ststephensmillburn.org