The Putnam Herald
Friday, January 24, 2014
HURRICANE — Things are really "popping" at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church.
The next concert in the church's PipeSounds series features the team of David Hegarty and Mike Barnhouse as they present a Symphonic Organ "Pops Concert."
PipeSounds, dedicated to presenting community concerts on the world-class Harrah Symphonic Organ, and with the sponsorship of Putnam County Bank will host Hegarty, best known in the San Francisco Bay Area as the organist of the Castro Theatre for the last 34 years, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9.
As a concert artist, Hegarty has appeared is such diverse venues as Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center, San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, the Crystal Cathedral, Prudential Lines South American Cruises and as a guest organist with the Oakland Pops Orchestra.
Hegarty is a prolific composer/arranger and as a concert organist, he specializes in his own transcriptions of film music for Hollywood's Golden Age and beyond. This will be Hegarty's sixth concert in Hurricane. He has recorded two CD's, "The Symphonic Organ Goes to Hollywood" and a Live Symphonic Organ Pops Concert both on the Harrah Organ.
Mike Barnhouse will be performing on the Concert Grand Piano during the "Pops" experience of Hollywood and Broadway "favorite tunes." Barnhouse is a pianist, composer and teacher who has spent his life in service to the people of West Virginia, guiding others into the beautiful, expressive and spiritual qualities of the musical experience.
Barnhouse has great varied musical talent. He amazes his listeners with his style and technique. He also performs solo concerts of his original works.
The concert will begin at 3 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. A reception, hosted by the United Methodist Women, will follow the concert. Tickets are $10.
More information is available at www.pipesounds.org.
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