FREDERICK, Md.—Hood College’s newly acquired organ will be featured at the 10th Annual Randall Family Concert Oct. 4.
The concert will feature Wayne L. Wold, professor of music and College organist, along with Anna Claire Ayoub playing bassoon and Ed Stanley playing oboe at 3 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall. The musicians will inaugurate the William Sprigg Memorial Organ, and the program will include works by Buxtehude, Quantz, Bach, Rachmaninoff and Chaminade.
The organ is a gift from Sprigg, who taught at Hood College from 1947 to 1990 and died in April 2014. His collection of organ music and the three-manual Allen electronic organ, which he had installed in his house after his retirement, were donated to the College. The organ has been carefully installed under the direction of C. Randall Williams, a former student of Sprigg’s and a longtime Allen organ technician.
The Randall Family Chamber Music Concerts are made possible by a generous gift from Hood alumna and former trustee Frances Delaplaine Randall ’45, H’06 in honor of her family. Previous artists in the series have included the Appalachian Wind Quintet; the Mistral Winds; Red Priest, a Baroque ensemble; the Calder Quartet, which won an award for adventurous programming from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 2009; L’Arabesque Baroque; the Valkov and Kostov duo; and the Lester family.
Brodbeck Music Hall is handicapped accessible. The concert is free and open to the public. For further information, call Hood’s concert manager, Noel Lester, at 301-639-9190.