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Weston Jennings



Biography

Weston Jennings is a current student at the Eastman School of Music studying organ with David Higgs.  Prior to his arrival at Eastman, Mr. Jennings was a student at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.  Upon completion of his studies at Interlochen, he graduated with honors and the Fine Arts Award.  His former organ teachers include Thomas Bara and William McCoy.  He has won first prize in the Westminster Choir College Organ Competition and the Richmond Symphony Student Concerto Competition.  He has been the substitute Choir Director and Organist of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church in Virginia and is currently the organist at the Greek Church of the Annunciation in Rochester. 

Program for 12/28/09:

Marcel Dupré             Prelude and Fugue in
(1886-1971)              B Major, Op. 7

César Franck             Pastorale, Op. 19
(1822-1890)

Felix Mendelssohn      Sonata III, Op. 65
(1809-1847)             Con moto maestoso 
                              Andante tranquilo

Zoltán Gárdonyi         Sonata I
(1906-1986)              Allegro 
                              Andante 
                              Maestoso
 
Weijun Chen             Beautiful Flowers under the Full Moon
(b. 1990)

David Conte             Soliloquy
(b. 1955)

Pierre Cochereau       Scherzo Symphonique
(1924-1984)             (transcribed by Jeremy Filsell)
Weston Jennings