Published February 13, 2020
The Department of Music and the Buffalo Chapter of The American Guild of Organists will present organist David Baskeyfield in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.
Baskeyfield’s program includes Bach’s Toccata in F, BWV 540; Mozart’s Adagio and Allegro in F, K. 594; Schmidt’s Toccata in C (1924); and Franck’s Choral No. 2, FWV 39, plus a symphonic improvisation.
Praised by The Diapason for his “masterful artistry,” Baskeyfield has earned a reputation for creative programing, showcasing virtuoso facility tempered by intelligent interpretation and an authoritative command of registration.
He specializes in the music of the French composers of the 19th and 20th centuries, and is one of relatively few organists in North America to improvise regularly in recital.
Winner of the 2014 Canadian International Organ Competition, Baskeyfield has performed numerous concerts in Great Britain and Europe, and has appeared at major organ festivals in the U.S. and Canada. His performances have been broadcast a number of times on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams,” as well as NPR’s “With Heart and Voice.”
He is a graduate of Oxford and the Eastman School of Music, and currently is a faculty member at the Sacred Music Institute of America, where he teaches organ performance, improvisation and keyboard skills.
Tickets for Baskeyfield’s UB concert are available through a variety of outlets at the following pricing structure:
UB faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and non-UB students
$10 plus $2.18 fee and minimal credit card charge at eventbrite.
$14 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)
$17 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)
$15 plus $2.18 fee and minimal credit card charge at eventbrite.
$19 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)
$22 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)
UB students are admitted free with ID.
For a complete listing of all concerts being presented by the Department of Music, visit the department’s website.