Bethany Lutheran Church of Crystal Lake welcomes the Rodland Duo on Sunday, February 11th at 3 p.m., the duo’s program will include a Bach Sonata, Chorale Preludes by Brahms, contemporary pieces commissioned and premiered by the Rodland Duo, some congregational singing and an arrangement of “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter. The performance is no charge with a free will donation to support the Bethany Arts Series.
The daughters of professional musicians, the Rodland sisters, Carol, violist, and Catherine, organist, began making music together as children. Their individual careers as award-winning performers and teachers have taken them all over the world, and they began performing together professionally as the Rodland Duo in 2002.
Recent Rodland Duo performances have included featured recitals at both the 2016 American Guild of Organists National Convention in Houston, Texas, at the 2016 American Viola Society Festival in Oberlin, Ohio, at the Luna Nova New Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, at the 38th International Viola Congress in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Eastman School of Music, St. Olaf College, Indiana University, the University of Michigan, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. This season’s engagements include a residency at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and recitals in Illinois and Florida.
Actively engaged in commissioning new works for their unusual combination of instruments as well as creating their own arrangements of existing compositions, their repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the contemporary. Critics have called The Rodland Duo’s performances “stunning” and “beyond praise”. American Weavings, their acclaimed recording on the Crystal Records label, led Gramophone to declare viola and organ “an awesome combination”.
The public is invited to share in this exceptional program at Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 West Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake on Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m. The Bethany Arts Series is dedicated to the celebration of music and art as God’s gifts and an extension of worship. The series strives to provide organ and other musical concerts and art shows by individuals of the highest caliber. The series endeavors to nurture and foster community outreach to the glory of God. Bethany Arts was conceived after the installation of the Clarence and Agnes Carlson Memorial Pipe Organ in 2002.
Bethany Lutheran Church’s organ and acoustics are recognized by experts for their quality. Rodland Duo’s performance allows the church to expand reach and invite the public to enjoy music with members, neighbors and music lovers.
Sunday, February 11 from 3 pm to 5 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, West Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL, United States