Mellichamp to perform concert of ‘Forgotten’ organ pieces
Dr. James Mellichamp, interim President and Provost at Piedmont College, has a performance career spanning more than 40 years. He has made prominent appearances as an organist throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, including solo recitals at the Washington Cathedral, Berlin Cathedral, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.
On Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. in the Piedmont College Chapel on the Demorest campus, Mellichamp will perform a free concert entitled “Forgotten Favorites: Organ Music from 1900-1950.” The pieces were written by composers who were among the most important in their day, but the pieces are not well known.
The program includes works by Joseph Jongen, who began studying music at the age of seven but destroyed most of his music before his death in 1953. Mellichamp will also showcase a three-movement piece by Alberto Ginastera, who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and after completing his music studies there he spent time working with Aaron Copland in Massachusetts.