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October 14, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sinsinawa Mound will host Clarion, a trumpet and organ duo, for a concert Sunday, October 14 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. Since 1983, Keith Benjamin (trumpet) and Melody Turnquist-Steed (organ) have collaborated to present an extraordinary range of styles, with performances featuring music spanning 400 years. The name Clarion suggest the musical connections to both the trumpet and organ. Furthermore, its meaning for the duo acts as a clarion call for new ideas, in keeping with their interest in the unique flavor of new music for trumpet and organ. Clarion’s electric and distinctive performances have pushed the envelope of the centuries-old association of trumpeter and organ. Benjamin and Turnquist-Steed believe if the classics are the heartbeat of music, outstanding new works must be the lifeblood itself.
Sunday, October 14, 2 p.m. Freewill offering accepted.
Keith Benjamin (trumpet) is based in Kansas City, MO., and has a diverse performance schedule locally and across the country as a featured performer and ensemble member. He was named a Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Trumpet at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance in the fall of 2017, where he has taught since 1989. Benjamin has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions.
Melody Turnquist-Steed serves as a music specialist in the Waterloo Community School District, Waterloo, Iowa, and is an active recitalist. She received degrees in Organ Performance from the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Southern California. She has studied organ with Marilou Kratzenstein, Jesse Echback, Roberta Gary and Cherry Rhodes. Turnquist-Steed served as an associate professor of music and assistant academic dean at Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS., until January 2017.