Organ-trumpet duo to give concert at CLU

Clarion has performed extensively throughout U.S.

Clarion features trumpeter Keith Benjamin.

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Jan. 10, 2014) An organ and trumpet duo will present a concert at California Lutheran University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Samuelson Chapel.

Clarion, featuring organist Melody Steed and trumpeter Keith Benjamin, will perform “Sonata in D Major” by Arcangelo Corelli, “Clarion Calls” by Samuel Adler, “Four Themes on Paintings of Edward Munch” by Anthony Plog, “Sanctuary” by Gwyneth Walker and works by Oskar F. Lindberg and Petr Eben.

Steed, an associate professor of music at Bethany College in Kansas, and Benjamin, a professor of trumpet at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, formed their duo in 1983. The pair has recorded two compact discs and performed extensively throughout the United States. Focusing their musical endeavors on the promotion of 20th-century literature for trumpet and organ, Steed and Benjamin have premiered works by Adler, Don Freund, Steven David Beck, Peter Hamlin, James Mobberley and Eugene O’Brien.

This is the final concert of the 2013-2014 Orvil and Gloria Franzen Organ Program Series at CLU.

Donations will be accepted.

Samuelson Chapel is located at 165 Chapel Lane in Thousand Oaks. Additional parking is available in the lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.

For more information, please call the music department at (805) 493-3306 or visit