Publications and Presentations
"Botto's Legacy," Choir & Organ, Vol. 11, No. 6 (November/December, 2002) (Orpheus Publications, Middlesex, U.K.)
"Portrait of the Dale Warland Singers," Choir & Organ, Vol. 11, No. 4 (July/August, 2002) (Orpheus Publications, Middlesex, U.K.)
Monographs/Dissertations about Frank Ferko's work
Zivan, David. "A Mater of Importance," Chicago, February 2003.
Johnson, Lawrence A. "An Interview with Frank Ferko," Fanfare, Volume 23, No. 6 (July/August 2000)
Parker, Patricia G. "New Perspectives on "The Hildegard Organ Cycle," The Diapason, 92:8:1101 (August 2001)
Bond, David."Ferko: Stabat Mater," American Record Guide, Volume 64, No. 2 (March/April 2001) [Review]
Van Oyen. "Portrait of Composer Frank Ferko and his Hildegard works," The Diapason, 98:6:1063 (June 1998)
To see excerpts from selected reviews, please visit the Reviews page on this site.
Presentations by Mr. Ferko
Pre-Concert Talk at Stanford University: Olivier Messiaen's Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-JÚsus. Stanford University's Messiaen Centenary Celebration continues with pianist Christopher Taylor performing the entire Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-JÚsus on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Mr. Ferko's talk will precede the concert.
Pre-Concert Talk at Stanford University: An Overview of the Organ Works of Olivier Messiaen: Paper delivered at the inaugural concert of Stanfords Messiaen Centenary Celebration, an all-Messiaen organ recital performed by Dame Gillian Weir.
From 1992 to the present Mr. Ferko has made numerous guest presentations of his own music at various universities in the U.S. and for chapters of the American Guild of Organists.
Annual guest lectures at Northwestern University's School of Music on
the organ music of Olivier Messiaen, 1993-2004.
During his 2001-2003 composer residency with the Dale Warland Singers Mr. Ferko organized and presented and participated in pre-concert talks for the audience. These inlcuded discussions of new music, the setting of literary texts, interviews with composers and performers. Mr. Ferko was also invited to present his own works to students at the University of Minnesota, Augsburg College (both in Minneapolis) and Hopkins High School (Minnetonka, Minnesota).
Commissioning New Music: A Guide for Church Musicians, presented to the North Shore Chapter, AGO (November 2003) and the Fox Valley Chapter, AGO (October 2004).
"The Summary Organ Works of Olivier Messiaen," a lecture/demonstration presented at the Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the College Music Society in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An abstract of the presentation is published in CMS Proceedings: The National and Regional Meetings, 1988.
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