All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, invites all to a free ‘Organized Rhythm’ concert at 7:30 pm February 22, 2019, at All Saints,’ Fort Worth.
One half of the organ/percussion “Organized Rhythm” duo is Grammy award-winning, multi-percussionist Joseph Gramley. The other half is All Saints’ organist and choirmaster Clive Driskill-Smith, one of the leading organists of his generation. There will be a reception for all following the performance.
The duo will perform works ranging from Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland to several movements of The Planets by Gustav Holst, along with Pluto, a specially commissioned companion piece.
Gramley has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, producer, concert host, and with major symphony orchestras. He has released two solo recordings, American Deconstruction and Global Percussion. He is currently associate professor of music and director of percussion studies at the University of Michigan.
Driskill-Smith has been hailed as a “star of a new generation” (Evening Standard). Critics have praised his “blazing technique” and “unbelievable virtuosity” (American Guild of Organists) and described his performances as “intensely moving” and “truly breathtaking” (Organo Pleno Melbourne). His performances have been broadcast in Australia, Finland, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the USA. He has recorded two solo CDs: The Organs of Eton College, released on the Priory label in 2004, and Fiat Lux, released on the Herald label in 2006. Driskill-Smith moved to Fort Worth from his former post at Christ Church, Oxford in the UK in late 2018.