Opening Concert for the National Convention of the Organ Historical Society

11/29/2012

It was an immense honor to perform the opening recital for the 2011 National Convention of the Organ Historical Society (OHS) at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Having performed for the previous 2009 Convention in Cleveland just after having graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, it was exciting to share my recent "French experience" on this second occasion. The program took its form as an exploration of both the tranquil mysticism and dramatic majesty of the pipe organ and its vast acoustic environs: an musical evocation of the austere geometry of gothic arches, and the blurred soft, deep blue and purple hues of reflected stained-glass....

 
Vierne: Cathédrales from Pièces de Fantaisie, Suite No. 4, Op. 55

Cochereau: Berceuse à la Mémoire de Louis Vierne (trans. Blanc)

Alain: Première Fantaisie

Alain: Deuxième Fantaisie

Dupré: Allegro Deciso from Evocation, Poème Symphonique, Op. 37

Sowerby: Requiescat in Pace

Dirksen: Hymn: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

Liszt: Les Préludes, Poème Symphonique No. 3, S. 97 (trans. Laube)


Spending many hours alone at night in that magestic space for hours upon hours was a very moving and special experience for me, and represented a beautiful "bridge" to connect my memorable experiences in French cathedrals, searching to sync one's musical pulse to that of a limestone monolith...


Journal

2012

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2012 UK Tour

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2012 USA Spring Tour

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2011 UK Recitals

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