Furman University’s Charles Tompkins opens Hartness Organ Series Oct. 2
Furman University Organist and Professor of Music Charles Boyd Tompkins will present a recital October 2, at 8 p.m. in the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. The recital, the first in the 2018-19 Hartness Organ Series, features the Hartness Organ, a three-keyboard, 42-stop instrument built in 2003 by C.B. Fisk organ builders of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Tompkins will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach (the organ chorale “Now Thank We All Our God,” and the “Leipzig” Prelude and Fugue in C minor); Sonata No. 4 in B-flat major by Felix Mendelssohn; the lovely and introspective Adagio in E major, by English Romantic composer Frank Bridge; and three movements by the great 20th-century French composer Olivier Messiaen. Free.