Acclaimed musicians to perform free Laurinburg concert

By: Staff report

LAURINBURG — Two nationally known musicians will perform on Sunday at 2 pm in the sanctuary of the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church.

Through The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Dr. Christopher Foster, trumpet, and Mark Anderson, organ, will collaborate with local musicians Dr. Tim and Larry Altman to present a wide-ranging musical experience.

The concert is free.

Christopher Foster is the director of bands and assistant professor of Music at Alfred University. An experienced musician and teacher, he has performed with the Reno Philharmonic in Nevada, the North Texas Wind Symphony, the Reno Jazz orchestra, among other orchestras, and has been guest conductor at the Lake Tahoe Music Camp. He has performed at Harrah’s Casino, in the Gordy Brown show and his recordings can be heard on the Klavier label, performing with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony.

Mark Anderson began his musical education in organ and harp at East Carolina University. Graduate work led him to Chicago, the American Conservatory, and to Paris, to study with the world famous teacher and composer Marcel Dupre. While in Paris he also studied composition with Nadia Boulanger and played at Notre Dame Cathedral. In the U.S. he played with the Boston symphony and gave weekly concerts on the largest residence pipe organ in the world at the Hammond Castle museum in Gloucester, MA.

He currently resides in Lumberton, teaches organ at UNCP and is president of International Artists. He hosts a weekly television show, Crescendo, on Time Warner Cable in NYC and via podcast on iTunes.

Laurinburg Presbyterian is at 600 W. Church St. in Laurinburg.

Staff report