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“Americana: A Musical Tour of the USA” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Jonas Nordwall
September 26, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
The fall performance of the Kilgen Organ series will feature organist Jonas Nordwall, presenting musical selections that follow the theme “Americana: A Musical Tour of the USA.” This performance will be held at the Oklahoma History Center on September 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Jonas Nordwall is an internationally renowned virtuoso organist equally skilled in both traditional classical and modern/popular schools of musical performance. He has performed in North America, Japan, Europe, and China and has performed nine concert tours in Australia. A Portland, Oregon native, Nordwall’s first musical studies began at age 4 on the accordion. At 16, he performed for Sweden’s King Gustav Adolf. In 1970, Nordwall graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Portland. He was a long-time organist and Director of Music for Portland’s First United Methodist Church and was an organist for the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. Nordwall has made multiple solo appearances in concerts, orchestral appearances, music festivals, television appearances, and has over 30 recordings on a variety of labels. In addition to his performing career, Nordwall has been a major influence in the latter 20th century design and manufacturing of both pipe and electronic organs.
Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.