The third Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ series concert of 2016-2017 will feature guest artist David Heller. This event is co-sponsored by the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
David Heller (professor of organ at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas) will present a program of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Reger and Pamela Decker, offered in tribute to Jonathan Biggers, who was scheduled to perform this recital. Jonathan Biggers suddenly passed away in the fall of 2016. He was among the leading concert organists of his time, with a long list of prizes in prestigious competitions, and a touring career that spanned several decades, despite the fact that he was only 56. David Heller was his close friend and colleague, and fully his peer in stature as an acclaimed touring artist. This program will be a heartfelt tribute to a marvelous artist who is already greatly missed.