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Linton Powell and Martha Walvoord

Wed Jan 12th 2011, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Dr. Linton Powell

Dr. Linton Powell teaches organ, harpsichord, music history and music literature. He is a specialist in Spanish keyboard music and has played numerous recitals in Europe, South America and the USA. In addition to numerous articles, he has published a book on Spanish music.

Dr. Powell was a Fulbright Scholar to Argentina and has been the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Award for Outstanding Creativity and Research at UTA. He has given organ concerts in such prestigious venues as Westminster Abbey, London; Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris; Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC; and the Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid. In addition, he tours as a pianist with Dr. Martha Walvoord, violinist. They have given several concerts in Spain.

Dr. Martha Walvoord

Dr. Martha Walvoord, Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Texas at Arlington, is an active chamber musician, educator, soloist and recitalist. Recent solo appearances have taken her to China, Hong Kong, Spain, Costa Rica, and across the US including her performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Quingdao Symphony Orchestra.  Dr. Walvoord’s Spain tours have taken her across the country.  She has been invited to perform in Madrid’s historic Auditorio del Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Girona’s Casa de Cultura, and at the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona.  Dr. Walvoord is committed to the promotion of new music.  She has commissioned, assisted, recorded, and premiered works by composers George Chave, Michael Daugherty, David Lefkowitz, and Matthew Tommasini.  In May, Centaur Records released Dr. Walvoord’s recording American Prospectives: Works for Violin by Matthew Tommasini.

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Walvoord was the Concertmaster of the West Shore Symphony Orchestra in Muskegon, MI and held the position of Artist-in-Residence at Hope College in Holland, MI.  Dr. Walvoord has performed chamber music with members of the Boston, Detroit, Dallas, and Fort Worth Symphonies.  As an educator, Dr. Walvoord is the sole recipient of the TexASTA 2010 Marjorie Keller Young Teacher of the Year award. Dr. Walvoord maintains a full and active private and university studio of award- and competition-winning students.  She is much in demand as a clinician, adjudicator and presenter. During the summer, Dr. Walvoord has taught at festivals in Hong Kong and across the United States.  Walvoord earned her DMA and her MM at the University of Michigan and her BM at Rice University. Dr. Walvoord performs on a violin made by Francois Pique, Paris 1800.

Kathy Fox Powell is the Choirmaster of St Mark’s Anglican Church, Arlington, Texas who founded and directed for 10 years the Renaissance Consort of Fort Worth. Ms. Powell is a regular singer with Dallas Bach Society and Orchestra of New Spain. She also serves on the Worship Commission of the Diocese of Fort Worth and in that capacity is involved in the planning of music for Diocesan liturgies. Ms. Powell is also a practicing real estate lawyer.

First Performance of Stephen Dodgson’s Violin Sonata No 2

(from Wikipedia)

Stephen Dodgson (born in London 17 March 1924) is a British composer and broadcaster. During World War II, he served in the Royal Navy. From 1947 to 1949, Dodgson studied at the Royal College of Music, where he later taught composition. In 1950, he visited Italy on a travelling scholarship, after which he taught in various schools and colleges for a number of years. From 1957 he has broadcast regularly on BBC Radio. In 1986 he became chairman of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain, for which he has written several pieces.

Dodgson has written music covering a number of genres, but he is perhaps best known for his guitar music. In addition to a large number of solo works, amongst which are six virtuoso piano sonatas, this includes ensemble pieces and two concertos. Guitarists who have had works dedicated to them by Dodgson include Julian Bream, Gabriel Estarellas, Angelo Gilardino, Nicola Hall, John Williams, the Eden-Stell Duo and the Fragnito-Matarazzo Duo.

Dodgson is related to Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), and is his closest living relative to have the surname Dodgson.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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