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Music for Grand Organ and Orchestra: Acclaimed concert organist Christopher Houlihan joins the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn Kuan conducting, in the Opening Concert of the 2019 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford. The program includes the thrilling and notoriously difficult Symphonie Concertante for grand organ and orchestra by Joseph Jongen. Mr. Houlihan, who has been described as “one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists,” will also perform organ works by Bach and Widor (the opening movement of the Sixth Symphony, transcribed for organ and orchestra by the composer). The program also includes the fourth movement of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 in D Major and an orchestral portrait of Albert Schweitzer by Gene Scheer, narrated by John Nowacki. Pre-concert talk one hour before the concert begins Tickets $35-$55 at http://bit.ly/Grand-Organ

Music for Grand Organ and Orchestra: Acclaimed concert organist Christopher Houlihan joins the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn Kuan conducting, in the Opening Concert of the 2019 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford. The program includes the thrilling and notoriously difficult Symphonie Concertante for grand organ and orchestra by Joseph Jongen. Mr. Houlihan, who has been described as “one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists,” will also perform organ works by Bach and Widor (the opening movement of the Sixth Symphony, transcribed for organ and orchestra by the composer). The program also includes the fourth movement of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 in D Major and an orchestral portrait of Albert Schweitzer by Gene Scheer, narrated by John Nowacki. Pre-concert talk one hour before the concert begins Tickets $35-$55 at http://bit.ly/Grand-Organ

What: Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert

When: Saturday, October 6, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Where: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 806 11th Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16602

Tickets + Info: FREE. Please contact the church at 814.942.8501 or visit MountCarmelAltoona.com. 

 

?Program:

Voices of Eastern Europe: selections of works by Ukrainian and Russian composers. Program TBD.

 

About Gail Archer:

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 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 her September 2017 CD A Russian Journey,  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). Ms. Archer’s 2018 European tour took her to France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Slovak Republic, the Ukraine, and Poland. 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, and is a member of the faculty of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.

What: Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Where: St. Matthews Cathedral, 104 S 4th Street, Laramie, Wyoming, 82070

Tickets + Info: FREE. Please contact the church at 307-742-6608 or visit StMattsLaramie.com

Program: Voices of Eastern Europe: selections of works by Ukrainian and Russian composers. Program TBD.

About Gail Archer:

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 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 her September 2017 CD A Russian Journey,  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). Ms. Archer’s 2018 European tour took her to France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Slovak Republic, the Ukraine, and Poland. 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 and is a member of the faculty of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.

For the first time in the United States, the Four Italian Tenors: Alberto Urso, Federico Serra, Federico Parisi, and Roberta Cresca perform the greatest Sacred Tenor Arias and Songs of all time in wonderful unique arrangements created for this concert at the Cathedral on their U.S. Debut Tour.

Experience the joy of the music of Christmas with the St. Louis Archdiocesan Choirs and Orchestra. The program includes the Christmas portion of The Messiah and other Christmas classics old and new.

Tickets go on sale August 1st and range from $19-$42.

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