Linfield Chamber Orchestra features celebrated organist

The Linfield Chamber Orchestra will feature celebrated organist Craig Cramer on Friday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. at Linfield College. He will present a pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m., and a reception will follow the concert. Linfield students are admitted free with student ID.

Cramer will perform on Linfield’s Alice Clement Memorial Organ, a colorful instrument built in 1969 whose resonant tones are produced by more than 2,300 pipes and three divisions.

Professor of organ at Notre Dame in Indiana, Cramer performs in cathedrals and concert halls throughout the world, and is a frequent guest on American Public Radio. In the U.S., he has performed in 46 states and been named winner of a national organ recital competition, the Fort Wayne Competition. He is featured on 15 CD recordings.

The “Revelation and Interpretation Concert” selections will include work by Johann Christian Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Ethel Smyth and contemporary composers Joel Martinson and Toni Zahnbrecher. This is not the first time Cramer has celebrated the music of baroque composer J.S. Bach. In 2000 he performed a series of all-Bach recitals in 38 cities across the U.S. and Europe.

Both the concert and pre-concert lecture will be in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall on the Linfield College campus, at 900 SE Baker Street in McMinnville. The reception will be in Jonasson Hall, in the same building.

Single reserved tickets are $27. General admission is $20, and $5 for students K-12. Linfield students are admitted free with student ID. For ticket and concert information, visit Linfield Chamber Orchestra or contact the orchestra at (503) 833-2637 or

The Linfield Chamber Orchestra is currently in its 21st Season.

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