Nathan Inaugurates Northrop
Thanks to Michael Barone of Minnesota Public Radio’s “Pipedreams” I was able to broadcast my inaugural solo recital of the spectacularly restored Aeolian-Skinner organ at Northrop Auditorium at University of Minnesota. The concert took place in December 2018 and celebrated the successful reinstallation and restoration of this early Harrison organ by the Foley Baker organ company. If you get a chance to listen to it, you’ll enjoy music of Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt sounding their best!
Inauguration of new Rieger Organ in Vienna
It is a great honor to be invited to play the first solo recital on the new “Riesenorgel” built by Rieger Orgelbau. Combined with the 55-stop Rieger “Chororgel,” listeners were treated to a massive stereophonic ensemble of 185 stops in the glorious acoustics of Austria’s most important church. The program was performed on Easter Monday – an Austrian national holiday – and featured the monumental “Chaconne in C-sharp” by 20th-century Austrian composer Franz Schmidt.
Guinness World Record Inauguration in Moscow
I was delighted to take part in the unique inauguration of the 5,737-pipe Muhleisen Organ at the new Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow! 23 of the world’s leading organists were invited to perform each an hour-long recital within the context of a 24-hour non-stop marathon of concerts – the first time such an event would ever take place in a concert hall. Representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records were in attendance to witness the new record with up to 20,000 people attending. My program, featured works by Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Wagner, and Widor.