As part of Lenoir-Rhyne University's 2017-18 Concert Series, a recital by organist Stefan Kiessling is scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Grace Chapel. A pre-concert lecture demonstration, focusing on the organ works of J.S. Bach, will be held prior to the recital at 6:30 p.m.
Born in Gorlïtz, Germany, Kiessling's musical career has led him to recognition as a world-wide active concert organist. He has been invited to more than 20 countries across the European, American, Asian, and Australian continents. Both an active organ soloist and chamber music partner, he currently serves as the assistant organist at St. Thomas Leipzig in Germany, known throughout the world for its tradition of Bach music.
Keissling regularly performs recitals and plays services for the public. He also frequently provides master classes to young organists. Kiessling's enthusiasm of being an organist led him to take on a new interest, developing computer software for combination systems, which is being used in many countries throughout Europe.
The performance is free and open to public; no tickets or reservations are required. Doors will open at 6 p.m. To learn more, visit lr.edu/public-events or call the LRU Box Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 828.328.7206. Visit stefan-kiessling.de to learn more about the artist.
Established in the fall of 2000, the Concert Series at LRU serves the University community and the greater Hickory area by providing opportunities to hear and interact with musical artists. The Concert Series promotes a talented array of artists each season and provides student access to concerts and recitals, artist lectures, and hands-on experience in master class settings.