Organist Rhonda Sider Edgington and the Guidonian Hand launch the fall with a special collaboration: a unique program mixing the power of the organ with the flexibility and richness of the trombone quartet. Trombones have been paired with organs for centuries and this program includes works by Bach, Gabrieli, Couperin, Schütz, and more (including arrangements by members of the Hand, and also the two earliest published examples written for this instrumentation). Learn more about this compelling program here.
Edgington and the Guidonian Hand perform the program in October in Saratoga Springs and next month at the Bravo Bach Festival in Sacramento. The Bravo Bach Festival engagement is two-part, also featuring Edgington in solo recital. (Click here to learn more about both concerts!) While in town, she also offers a lecture, on September 19, for the Sacramento chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Edgington performs two additional solo recitals in next month, with a September 27 performance in Pittsburgh and a special performance of her “Sacred Inspirations” program on September 29. This concert marks the dedication of the newly refurbished organ of the Trinity United Methodist in New Cumberland, PA, where Edgington’s parents areMinsters of Music, and her father, Dr. Ronald Sider, is the organist.
These dates follow a lively summer season — visit Edgington’s blog to read a bit about her adventures, education outreach efforts, and more.