James Kealey, organist and associate director of music at the Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, and Daniel Minnick, Doctoral student at the Eastman School of Music, will perform an hour-long concert on the Aeolian pipe organ in George Eastman's mansion. James will not only play the Aeolian pipe organ but will speak about its history and its restoration
This performance is part of a community-wide celebration of ESM student performances all over Rochester in celebration of the Eastman School of Music's Centennial.
Kealey holds a master's of music degree from the studio of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music. Kealey is gaining prominence as a recitalist and has performed internationally. Most recently, he performed at Westminster Abbey and Hereford Cathedral in England and at St. John the Divine in New York City. He was recently a semifinalist in the American Guild of Organists' National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance.
Daniel Minnick is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of David Higgs (having previously studied with Nathan Laube). In addition to his classical piano and organ studies, Daniel is also a budding theatre organist. He has participated on multiple occasions in the Rochester Theatre Organ Society’s annual “Eastman Bunch” concert at the Rochester Auditorium Theatre. Daniel has also recently made concert appearances for the Lockport Theatre Organ Society (Lockport, NY) and the Empire Theatre of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.
Free to members; included with museum admission.