Organ Recital Series
2013-2014 Memorial Chapel Organ Recital Series
In the summer of 2012 significant additions were made to the magnificent Memorial Chapel organ by the original builder, Casavant Freres of Canada. Come hear the exciting new sounds! The first three events are open to the public and free of charge.
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 p.m. - Isabelle Demers, Concert Organist
This program is co-sponsored by the Inland Empire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Isabelle Demers is a youthful native of Québec who is currently taking the organ world “by storm.” Critics have exhausted adjectives in an attempt to describe her astounding technical virtuosity and musical performances. Dr. Demers has studied in Canada and France, and has earned Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School in New York. She is currently Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas, where she succeeded the legendary Joyce Jones.
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - Annual Silent Movie Night with Robert Salisbury
Before the “talkies” began, movies were accompanied by organ improvisations that enhanced what was seen on the screen. Robert Salisbury, considered by many to be “the dean of American theater organists,” is famous for this artistry in this genre. This will be the fifth year he has performed here. The feature film this year will be COLLEGE, featuring the legendary actor Buster Keaton.
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - Internationally Famous Guest Organist in Recital
You will not be disappointed if you come to this concert! We promise you a superbly interesting program performed by a consummate artist.
The performer’s name (and the reason for secrecy) will be announced just before the program begins.
As always at our concerts, no cell phones, cameras or recording devices allowed.
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Redlands Symphony Orchestra
Jon Robertson, Music Director
Frederick Swann, Organ Soloist
The program of music by Bach, Dvorak and Barber will include the Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings by Francis Poulenc.
Further information available from the Redlands Symphony Orchestra.
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