Faculty Recital with Emeritus Faculty William Osborne
The program will consist of works by Bach, Mozart and Josef Rheinberger. The program will feature:
- Bach's Sonata in E major, BWV 1016 with the Adagio, Allegro, Adagio ma non tanto and final Allegro
- Mozart's Sonata in E minor, K. 304 with Allegro and Tempo di Menuetto
- Rheinberger's Suite for Violin and Organ, opus 166 with Praeludium, Canzone, Allemande and Moto perpetuo.
William Osborne served on the Denison faculty from 1961 until retiring in 2003 as Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts, Director of Choral Organizations and University Organist. With three degrees from the University of Michigan, during those 42 years he taught a variety of classroom courses, both topical courses for the Department of Music and interdisciplinary courses in the Honors Program. Founding conductor of The Denison Singers, he also led The Concert Choir in major works for chorus and orchestra, and early on also had charge of a Chapel Choir and Women’s Chorale. As organist he has played several hundred recitals across this country, as well as in Europe and Australia, and issued three long out of print LPs of music mostly by period American composers. He was the principal editor of an edition of the complete organ works of Charles Ives, the author of many articles as well as a biography of organ virtuoso Clarence Eddy issued by the Organ Historical Society a nd a survey of Music in Ohio, published by the Kent State University Press. He now lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he moved from Granville to assume the position of music director of the Piedmont Chamber Singers, a position he held for six years.
Of his 1998 Merkin Hall performance the New York Times wrote, “Mr. Carlson is a demon fiddler and his performance here was serious and concentrated.” Andy Carlson has earned both a MM and BMUS from the University of Georgia and a DMA in Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. As a studio musician and string arranger he has recorded for companies including Warner Bros., Atlantic, Elektra, Geffen, Polydor, and Capricorn. He has appeared with artists including R.E.M., Nanci Griffith, The Cowboy Junkies, Uncle Tupelo and Billy Bragg.
A full Professor at Denison University, he teaches violin, music history, and co-directs the bluegrass program. In 2010 he was awarded the John and Christine Warner chaired professorship.