Organist Janette Fishell performs Sunday at Crane in Potsdam
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 8:47 am

POTSDAM -- Community Performance Series will welcome award-winning organist Janette Fishell in the 12th Annual L. Felix and Helen Miller Ranlett Organ Recital, to be held at SUNY Potsdam Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. in Hosmer Concert Hall as part of the CPS Guest Artist Series.

A free pre-concert lecture will be given by Dr. Nelly Case, professor of music history at The Crane School of Music, at 2 p.m.

CPS will also host an organ encounter with Janette Fishell on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. in Hosmer Hall. Fishell will provide an introductory demonstration of the pipe organ and field audience questions as part of this free workshop. The public is invited to attend.

Dr. Fishell is a professor of organ at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she teaches applied organ and courses in the church music curriculum. She is a recitalist and professor of international standing and has performed in many esteemed concert halls, including the Liszt Academy, Budapest; King's College, Cambridge; Schauspielhaus, Berlin; Suntory Hall, Tokyo, as well as having been featured in the Prague Spring Festival. Fishell has been featured in live radio broadcasts all over the world, including by the BBC from St. Marylebone Church, London; NHK in Tokyo, and by Czech Radio.

Currently Janette Fishell is touring "Seasons of Sebastian," where she performs works by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Potsdam performance will feature not only works by Bach, but pieces from Louis Vierne, Petr Eben, Calvin Hampton, Jehan Alain and Franz Liszt.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the CPS Box Office, lobby of Snell Theater, SUNY Potsdam campus, or at Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam. They are also available by calling the box office at 267-2277 or by purchasing online at

Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free to SUNY Potsdam students, faculty, staff and emeriti, and to K-12 students with ID.