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Tour Bach’s Organ World, July 17-28

Noted organist Lee Ridgway leads this year’s tour to cities and organs with connections to J. S. Bach, as well as other organs of historic importance. The tour is centered around Dresden, Leipzig, and Berlin, with day trips to Naumburg, Halle, Altenburg, Störmthal, Wittenberg, and Tangermünde. Organs include instruments by Silbermann, Scherer, Ladegast, and Sauer. Of particular importance are organs by Hildebrant and Trost which Bach played and knew well.

The tour, of which this is the 5th edition, originated with Quentin and Mary Murrell Faulkner, who had to withdraw for personal reasons. They asked Lee to take over the tour in their stead. Lee participated in two previous tours, and has extesnive experience with historic organs, including those on the tour.

Time is built into the schedule for organists to play the instruments, as well as hear about their history and restoration. But the tour is not only for organists! It is for anyone interested in historic cities, churches, and organs, and anyone interested in seeing the magnificent attractions of eastern Germany reborn since reunification. Plenty of time is in the schedule for sightseeing.

The well-organised tour includes stays in 4-star hotels, most meals, and travel by deluxe motorcoach. Accompanying the tour is English-speaking German guide, Lothar Mohlmann, who also assisted with the previous four tours.

For full details on the tour, see the Concept Tours web site at: http://www.concept-tours.com/tours/cultural-group-individual/

Also contact Lee directly with your questions: ridgway@mit.edu

The website has the telephone number, address, and driving directions. The poster also lists the telephone number and address.

Physical tickets will not be issued for this concert event; instead the church is accepting donations. The suggested amount is $10 at the door.

There are plans for a reception with refreshments after the performance.

This concert is also the inaugural concert of New Directions Chamber Winds.

About the New Directions Chamber Winds:

New Directions Chamber Winds (NDCW) is an informal group of musicians from Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties who have come together to form and establish a chamber music ensemble. NDCW is a self directing ensemble; it is unique among large non-professional chamber-wind ensembles as it is not affiliated with a larger organization or an educational institution.

About the New Directions Chamber Winds:

New Directions Chamber Winds (NDCW) is an informal group of musicians from Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties who have come together to form and establish a chamber music ensemble. NDCW is a self directing ensemble; it is unique among large non-professional chamber-wind ensembles as it is not affiliated with a larger organization or an educational institution.

NDCW is fundamentally a double woodwind quintet with doubling on auxiliary instruments. Additionally, the group has friends and guest musicians participate and round out the sonic spectrum of the ensemble.

Our musicians come from diverse backgrounds and musical paths: we are active music professionals and educators; we are recreational musicians, enthusiastic amateurs pursuing non-music related careers; and some of us are retired from our careers and choose to continue to pursue the joys of making music.

New Directons Chamber Winds

Oboe & English horn

561-568-5312

 

What: Gail Archer, Organ 

Where: Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine, FL, 32084

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.

How: FREE. For more info, contact Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine at 904-824-2806 or visit firstparish.org.

 

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Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger: The Last Romantic, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen.  Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera.  Her recordings include the forthcoming, A Russian Journey in fall, 2016,  The Muse’s Voice, Franz Liszt:  A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent GeniusAn American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Her summer, 2016 European tour took her to Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, the Ukraine and Russia. Highlights include Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy, St. Wenceslaus Church, Prague, Czech Republic, St. Paul’s Church, Odessa, Ukraine, Holmens Church, Copenhagen, Denmark, and the fifth century church of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its extraordinary mosaics.  She is the founder of Musforum, www.musforum.org an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work.  Ms. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus.  She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.

We invite music lovers to join us for a unique experience. Keyboardist and Musicologist Dr. Lajos Zeke will be discussing and performing J.B. Bach's Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (The Art of the Fugue). This special CMN event will consist of two 2-hour lectures during a two-day period and will culminate with a full performance of J.S. Bach's masterpiece on the third day. As always, CMN events are free to public, reserve your seats at www.cmnarts.org now.

CMN Season IV is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the City of Coral Gables.

Presents: THE GRAND PAS DE QUATRE-WITH CUBAN PRINCIPAL BALLERINA, LORENA FEIJOO     THE PROGRAM INCLUDES: LES SYLPHIDES - SATANELLA Pas de deux- PREMIER OF HABANERA-  WITH OTHER CUBAN BALLET STARS  JUNE 9 8 PM 

Colony Theatre

1040 Lincoln Rd,

Tickets Telephone:   (800) 211-1414

http://www.cubanclassicalballetofmiami.org

Presents:
THE GRAND PAS DE QUATRE-WITH CUBAN PRINCIPAL BALLERINA, LORENA FEIJOO    
THE PROGRAM INCLUIDES: LES SYLPHIDES - SATANELLA Pas de deux- PREMIER OF HABANERA-  WITH OTHER CUBAN BALLET STARS
 JUNE 9 8 PM

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