Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m.
University of Dubuque's Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett Street, Dubuque IA
Praised by The American Organist magazine for his "dazzling virtuosity" and by Cleveland Classical for his "topnotch, mature playing," esteemed organist Daryl Robinson headlines a March 19 event in the second-annual John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ Recital Series, his engagement at the University of Dubuque's Heritage Center treating patrons to what Choir & Organ magazine deemed "driving muscular poetry underpinned by nimble technique and nuanced sense of style."
Winner of both the First Prize and Audience Prize in the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Performance, Robinson has since maintained an active career as a recitalist, collaborative artist, church musician, and educator. The artist began his teaching career on the faculty of Westminster Choir College and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Organ at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, with his notable recital venues including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, and the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Robinson has also been a featured artist at conventions of the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists, while his collaborative career has included performances with the Grammy-winning Houston Chamber Choir and Houston Symphony. He is also a frequent collaborator with the Grammy-nominated Ars Lyrica Houston, and in 2016, Robinson served as Organist-in-Residence for the Choral Institute at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Among Robinson's critically-acclaimed commercial discs are the first commercial recording of the organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 2018's American Fantasia, and his 2013 solo-album debut Sempre Organo, both of which have garnered rave reviews internationally. Robinson’s performances are routinely featured on nationally syndicated radio programs including Pipedreams and With Heart and Voice, and in 2021 he recorded A Love So Fierce: The Complete Solo Organ Music of David Ashley White, the first commercial recording of the organ at Houston's Christ Church Cathedral where he serves as Associate Minister for Music and Cathedral Organist. Robinson's collaborative recordings, meanwhile, include 2016's Carolae: Music for Christmas, recorded with the Grammy-nominated Williamson Voices of Westminster Choir College, and the organist has commissioned such talents as Rachel Laurin, Aaron David Miller, Jason Roberts, George Baker, and David Ashley White to write music for him.
Daryl Robinson performs in the University of Dubuque Heritage Center's John & Alice Butler Hall on March 19, admission to the 3 p.m. recital is $10-20, and more information and tickets are available by calling (563)585-7469 and visiting Dbq.edu/heritagecenter.