Concert Feb. 22, 2015




Late Romantic Music for Organ and Violin
Music of Joseph Rheinberger and Max Reger


3:00 PM
(Originally scheduled February 8)

St. Colman organist, Craig Jaynes, is joined by Cedarville University professor Carlos Elias in a program of music for organ and the unusual and wonderful combination of organ and violin by two of the unsung geniuses of late Romanticism, set in the stunning acoustics of a building built during the same time period.


St. Colman Catholic Church
219 South North St. Washington Court House, Ohio
(two blocks east and one block south of the court house)
Requested admission: $10.00

Said about last season’s final concert: “unparalleled in the musical history of Washington Court House in living memory.”


More details…

St. Colman organist, Craig Jaynes, will perform solo organ works and will join with Cedarville University professor and violinist, Carlos Elias in a program of music by Joseph Rheinberger and Max Reger, two of the unsung geniuses of the late Romantic era. The Rheinberger works are singularly unusual in that they are original for the two instruments, not transcriptions, a combination that is rare for serious composers (and for reasons unknown as it is a particularly effective one). They will be performed in the superb acoustics of St. Colman church, which was built at the same time these two composers were at their most productive.

THE PERFORMERS: Craig Jaynes CJ-organ-handsup_web has been the Music Director and Organist at St. Colman since 2005 and also serves as organist for the choir at St. Columbkille Church in Wilmington, Ohio. He attended Wichita State University, Kent State University (BA-music), The Ohio State University, and Clark State Community College (AAS-RN); and studied with Paul Lunquist, Dorothy Addy, Virgil Fox. He’s been an active church musician for churches in Kansas and Ohio for 52 years and is a Registered Nurse with Community Care Hospice.

Carlos Elias Carlos Elias' s  photo-1 is professor of strings and orchestra at Cedarville University and was recently appointed Director of the Springfield Youth Symphony. He has won performance prizes in El Salvador and California; represented his country (El Salvador) in the World Philharmonic Orchestra under Lorin Maazel; he performed in solo recitals and with orchestras in the US, El Salvador, Argentina, Bulgaria, Japan and Korea; participated in festival orchestras in Colorado, California, Vermont, Florida, Puerto Rico, Japan and Italy. He hold degrees from Biola (California) University, Duquesne University, and the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music. He and his wife, pianist Andrea Arese-Elias, gave their New York debut at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall in 2002 and their recently released CD “Let’s Tango” was named “Best of the Best” in the International category on eMusic in the US and the United Kingdom.

This concert will be the first collaboration between Mr. Jaynes and Mr. Elias.

ADMISSION: $10.00 per person is requested; there are no reserved seats except for season ticket holders. (season tickets are $25.00 per person for all three concerts in the series; this is the second concert of the current season. The final concert of the season series will be April 19 at 3:00 PM