Organ Dedication & Dinner

To celebrate, the organ will be played by Paul Klemme, the Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem, Oregon, where he conducts four choirs and serves as the parish organist. He is a member of the adjunct teaching faculty at Willamette University and conducts the Willamette Master Chorus of Salem. Dr. Klemme was Associate Professor of Music at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington before moving to Salem. He is active as an organ recitalist in the United States and Europe. Klemme has played and conducted at the Oregon Bach Festival.

Klemme will be joined by trumpeter Bryce Schmidt. Schmidt is a guest performer at a number of American orchestras, and is an active recording artist, performing music for film and television. As a teen, Schmidt won the National Trumpet Competition’s High School Soloist division in 2006. He has two masters degrees from the University of Michigan, and earned the James Stamp Trumpet Scholarship at USC.

Riverside’s organist, Diana Beterbide, will also perform.

Tickets to the dinner prior to the concert are $50 and are available here.Proceeds from the dinner support the mission and ministry of Riverside.

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