A. I. Lack Master Series Masterclass: William Porter
Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Moores School of Music presents a masterclass with organist William Porter, featuring MSM students. He will also present a recital at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 15.
About the Artist
Known around the world as a performer, William Porter has achieved international recognition for his improvisation skills. He has recorded on historic instruments, both old and new, for the Gasparo, Proprius, BMG and Loft labels. Porter currently serves as the organ consultant for the ConstellationCenter, a new performing arts center to be built in the Boston area, which will house several organs in different styles. Porter resides in Rochester, New York and serves as a part-time professor of organ and the coordinator of sacred music diploma internships at the Eastman School of Music.
About the Series
The A. I. Lack Master Series at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music annually presents distinguished classical performers and recognized pedagogues in a series of free masterclasses and recitals, which provide a wider educational experience for its students as well as the Houston community at large. The endowment that supports the series was established in memory of Abram I. Lack in 1989. Lack’s daughter, legendary violinist and teacher Fredell Lack Eichhorn, held the C. W. Moores Professor of Violin at the University of Houston where she served for 50 years, until her retirement in 2009.