RED BANK, NJ —Gordon Turk, one of the nation’s premier organists, will appear in concert March 6, at 7 p.m. at Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank, 255 Harding Road. The performance is presented by the 2015-16 Tower Hill Concert Series.
Turk is a critically acclaimed concert organist who is well known to New Jersey audiences as organist and artist in residence of the historic Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ. There, during the summer season, he plays weekly recitals on a famous instrument with more than 11,000 pipes. At Tower Hill he will play a varied program on the church’s 3-manual, 52-rank Reuter pipe organ.
He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and recently returned from his second concert tour in the Ukraine. He has performed in Carnegie Hall and was selected in 2006 as one of the leading organists in the nation to play for the inauguration of the new pipe organ at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Recognized for his versatility and eclectic programming, Turk has appeared at Kimmel in concert with American folk singers Peter, Paul and Mary and has played live concert broadcasts for National Public Radio.
There is no charge for admission to the concert. An offering will be taken to benefit the concert series. The church is handicapped-accessible. For additional information on Tower Hill Concert Series events, call 732-747-1348 or see www.towerhillchurch.org .