E. Carl Freeman Concert Series at River Road Church

Organ Recital – Stefan Palm (Rottenburg, Germany)
Sunday, November 5, 2023
2:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Stefan Palm serves as Director of the Musikhochschule Rottenburg, and he brings both breathtaking virtuosity and a depth of musical understanding to all his performances.


  • Bach – Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
  • Vivaldi/Bach – Concerto in A minor, BWV 593
  • Mozart – Fantasy in F minor, K. 608
  • Reger – Sonata No. 2 for Organ, Opus 60
  • Widor – I. Allegro Vivace (from Symphony No. 5)

Free parking across River Road and behind the church.

Free Tickets

All Saints’ Sunday Worship Service
Zoltan Kodlay—Missa Brevis
November 5, 2023 at 11:00AM
River Road Chancel Choir with Stefan Palm, guest organist

Worship service is livestreamed on YouTube every Sunday.

Weekly Sunday Supper—Thoughtful Faith Community
Sunday, November 5, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

You’re invited to join us for our weekly Sunday supper in the Fellowship Hall following the concert. Dinner is $10 per person payable at the door. Reservations will open on Sunday, October 29 at 9AM, and are required by 4PM on Thursday, November 2. You can make your reservation online at rrcb.org/supper or call the church office.

About Stefan Palm

Stefan Palm was born in Aachen, Germany and gave his first organ recital at the age of eleven. At fifteen, he entered both the organ and piano programs at the Musikhochschule in Cologne where he studied with Peter Neumann and Michael Schneider. He completed concert examinations in three different instruments (piano, organ, and harpsichord), a reflection of his prodigious talent and versatility. As a stipendiary of the German National Scholarship Foundation he continued his studies at The Juilliard School in New York, earning a Master of Music degree in both organ and harpsichord performance in only one year.

In addition to his education with Peter Neumann, Michael Schneider, Ulla Graf and Lionel Party, he got the finishing touches during master classes with Marie-Claire Alain, Guy Bovet, Lionel Rogg, André Isoir, Luigi Fernando Tagliavini, Malcolm Bilson, Gustav Leonhart, and Itzhak Perlman.

Mr. Palm has been a prizewinner in over a dozen international competitions, including Munich (ARD), Budapest (International Franz Liszt Competition), Berlin, Speyer, Nueremberg (ION), Wiesbaden (Bach), and Bonn. His recordings include performances of organ works and pedal harpsichord works and also a live performance of an organ recital at the renowned Aachener Dom (Charlemagne’s cathedral). Mr. Palm has been featured at international organ festivals in Lahti, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia and Tokyo, Japan. His concerts have also been broadcast by several major radio networks in Europe.

His performances as a soloist or accompanied by orchestras such as the Beijing Symphony Orchestra (China), the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna (Austria), the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra (Estonia), the Bochumer Symphoniker (Germany), the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and the music factory for contemporary music NRW (Germany) include prominent stages as the Concert Hall of the “forbidden city” in Beijing, Kyoto House, the cathedrals of Tokyo and Moscow, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Trinity Church Wall Street and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, La Madeleine, Paris, and the Vienna Konzerthaus.

In 2015 he was appointed Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik in Stuttgart, where he now holds the position of Director.