Our next exciting concert in our BCC Recital Series is a Duo Concert, featuring Tyler Kivel (piano) and Nicholas Schmelter (organ). Join us on November 3 at 3pm to listen to works by Gabriel Faure, Camille Saint-Saens, Amilcare Ponchielli, Franz Liszt, Charles Gounod, Leon Boellmann and Darius Milhaud. This concert is open to the public. A free will offering will be collected. A reception will follow.

TYLER KIVEL and NICHOLAS SCHMELTER have offered more than one dozen collaborative performances in the United States and Canada since commencing a Midwest tour of piano-organ duo recitals on February 28, 2018. The ensemble has realized creative new orchestrations of selections by Anderson, Debussy, Grainger, Lutoslawski, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, and Shostokovich. Among its goals, the duo aims to bring music to diverse demographics and rural communities, and to offer educational opportunities to collaborative artists and keyboard musicians. Chicago-based pianist Tyler Kivel is an active soloist, freelance performer, teacher, and chamber musician, including his faculty role at ChiArts and musical direction of Thrones! The Musical Parody. Kivel has earned several competition-based awards and made his Carnegie Hall debut in April 2018. Nicholas Schmelter is director of worship and congregational life at First Presbyterian Church of Caro (Michigan) as well as artist in residence at Trinity Episcopal Church (Bay City, Michigan) and Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church (Flint, Michigan). Nicholas is a frequent recitalist, offering performances throughout Michigan as well as in Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, London and Toronto, Canada, and other regions. He has commissioned and premiered new music by Moonyeen Albrecht, Edward Moroney, Robert Powell, Philip Rice, Bernard Wayne Sanders, and others. For information: kiveltyler@gmail.com or schmelternick@hotmail.com. Or, find the ensemble on Facebook, www.kiveltyler.com, or www.schmeltermusic.com.

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