Organ Recital

Organ and Harp Recital: The Lafayette Square Duo

Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 5:15pm

The Lafayette Square Duo from St. John's, Lafayette Square, Washington D.C., plays a recital featuring Michael Lodico, organist, and Rebecca Anstine Smith, harpist. $10 suggested donation.





Sheep May Safely Graze
Johann Sebastian Bach (1678-1741)
arr. Daniel Burton

Arrangements of Four Hymn Tunes:

arr. Peter Mathews (b.1944)

arr. Peter Mathews

Pastoral on Forest Green
arr. Dale Wood (1934-2003)

Wondrous Love
Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)
arr. Lodico/Burton

Aria in Classic Style for Harp and Organ
Marcel Grandjany (1891-1975)

Prelude, Fugue, Variation
César Franck (1822-1890)
arr. Daniel Burton

Aria & Fantaisie**
Peter Mathews

**The Fantaisie was commissioned in honor of Michael’s daughter, Florence Asha Lodico, and in honor of Rebecca’s mentor Jeanne Chalifoux.

About The Lafayette Square Duo

Michael Lodico, organist, and Rebecca Anstine Smith, harpist, first joined forces with the choir at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, Washington DC in 2010.  Quickly those performances led to solo and chamber music recitals; hence the formation of the Lafayette Square Duo.

The Duo has presented recitals for concert series at The Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, St John’s Lafayette Square, and other venues in the Washington area.  A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Michael studied with Alan Morrison.  In 2004 he was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam on historic instruments, where he received his M.M. with Jacques van Oortmerssen.  Currently Mr. Lodico serves Interim Director of Music at St. John’s, and Artistic Director of the popular First Wednesday Concerts series.  Michael is also Director of Choral Activities at Saint Anselm’s Abbey School.

Rebecca graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, with a degree in music and French and received her M.M. from the Peabody Conservatory of Music with Jeanne Chalifoux. Currently, she holds faculty positions at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College.  Rebecca recorded Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols with Canon Michael McCarthy at Washington National Cathedral.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • October 9, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm