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Gordon Turk

Gordon Turk is a prominent American concert organist. He has played throughout the United States, made two concert tours in Japan, and performed ... More »Gordon Turk is a prominent American concert organist. He has played throughout the United States, made two concert tours in Japan, and performed frequently in Europe, including the Ukraine and Russia, both as solo organist and with orchestra. The son of a Methodist minister in New Jersey, Turk began piano studies at age five and then organ when he was ten years old. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied piano and organ. He also studied with New York composer and organist McNeil Robinson at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, earning the Master's degree and the Doctor of Musical Arts, both with honors. He is a former Professor of Organ at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (1992–1999). Turk is particularly well known as resident organist of the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Since he took this post in 1974, the famed Robert Hope-Jones organ has been expanded to include 10,823 pipes (176 ranks) and enriched with a remarkably... [ Wikipedia ]

From tragedy to triumph Dvorak masterpiece covers a wide range of emotions and styles

On Sunday, he leads the resident choir and orchestra as well as organist Gordon Turk, soprano Monica Ziglar, mezzo-soprano Martha Bartz, tenor Ronald Naldi and bass Jeremy Galyon in the piece. Tramm compares the work to a Renaissance painting, with its initial ascending open octaves ...

Ocean Grove on its own, but strengthened by Sandy

"We had additional sealing protection so that the water would run off that area if it actually came in," said Gordon Turk, longtime organist at Ocean Grove. And summer attendance at the beach and at concerts in Ocean Grove held their own - not the case for much of the Jersey Shore. ...

Fourth of July 2013: N.J. fireworks, parades, music, picnics, other events

Events at the Great Auditorium, 54 Pilgrim Pathway, will include “Holiday Pipes and Pedals” recital by organist Gordon Turk, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon Saturday, (732) 775-0035;  I Love New York Brass “Summer Stars” classical series program of patriotic music, Americana, selections ...

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THE LONGWOOD PIPES ARE CALLING

No surprise that the panel of preliminary judges, which sifted through roughly 100 entries, reads like the who's who of the organ world: Michael Stairs, Gordon Turk, and Scott Dettra to name a few. The in-person judging this week includes Juilliard-based Paul Jacobs, BBC Music Magazine ...

Abendmusik Concert at Morristown United Methodist Church, Nov. 17

Imperial Brass also had the honor of performing at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, on July 4th, 2010 in collaboration with organist Gordon Turk to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Auditorium's world-famous organ. Imperial Brass recently returned to the Great Auditorium and ...

Robots, a battleship, and fake Elvis: Your guide to Independence Day

Organist-in-residence Gordon Turk and guest organist Michael Stairs will play solos and duets in the free show, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Shore town's celebration will also include a parade at 10:30 a.m. The Great Auditorium is at Pilgrim and Ocean pathways. Call (732) 775-0035 or visit ...

Flemington Presbyterian Church's pipe organ celebrates 100th anniversary

The first event is an organ recital at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6 performed by internationally-acclaimed Gordon Turk, Organist at the Ocean Grove Auditorium and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA. Dr. Turk will perform crowd-pleasing works of J. S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Franz ...

Organ Recital Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Art & Entertainment Events on Patch

Dr. Gordon Turk, organist of the Ocean Grove Auditorium, will present a recital on the Laurance S. Rockefeller Memorial Pipe Organ of the Union Church of Pocantico Hills featuring music by: Bach, Liszt, Guilmant, Debussy, and Widor. Admission is $10 in advance or at the door. Doors open ...

The Week Ahead in Balboa Park, San Diego: August 12 August 19, 2012

MONDAY, August 13, 2012 - Gordon Turk performs tonight as part of the International Summer Organ Festival. 7:30pm - 9:30pm. TUESDAY, August 14, 2012 - Select museums are free as part of the Residents Free Tuesday program. Click here for details. WEDNESDAY, August 15, 2012 - City Guard ...

Music Around the County announces spring concert schedule for Salem County

The show will begin at 3 p.m. Michael Stairs and Gordon Turk will put the two pipe organs at Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church, in Daretown, to use with in their concert “Dueling Organs,” on March 23, at 3 p.m. “Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church is one of the very few places in the region with ...

Glare, flare and blare: New Jersey Fourth of July fireworks and events

oceangrovenj.com Organist Gordon Turk, "Holiday Pipes and Pedals" recital, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon July 6, Great Auditorium, 54 Pilgrim Pathway. (732) 775-0035. Ocean Grove Summer Band, "Strike Up the Band" Independence Day concert. July 6, 8 p.m., Great Auditorium, 54 Pilgrim ...

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... free BethAnne Clayton July 17 at 6 p.m. Beach E Sandy Hook free Gordon Turk, organ recital July 17 at 7 p.m., July 20 at noon Great Auditorium Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove free Cody Simpson ...

Ocean Grove Independence Day Parade

This year the annual Independence Day concert in the Great Auditorium features Dr. Gordon Turk and Michael Stairs with the world famous 10,000-pipe Great Auditorium organ performing “Storms & Thunder,” “Stripes & Pipes” at 7:30 p.m. Thousands of people line the streets of historic Ocean ...

Spreckels Organ Society announces free summer concert series

Still to come in the Summer International Organ Festival line up are Simon Gledhill on July 2, Tom Trenney on July 9, Ty Woodward on Monday, July 16, Diane Bish on July 23, Carlo Curley on July 3, Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault on August 6, Gordon Turk on August 13, beloved silent ...

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