Organ Recital Series
2012-2013 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! All events are open to the public and free of charge.
Friday, October 19, 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 theater organists”, is famous for his artistry in this genre. This will be the fourth year he has been presented here, and the feature film this year will be the “It Girl” featuring the legendary actress Clara Bow.
Sunday, October 28, 3:00 p.m. - What’s New? with Frederick Swann
Frederick Swann has enjoyed a more than 65 year career as an internationally known performing and recording organist. He is artist teacher of Organ and University Organist at the University of Redlands. During this recital he will demonstrate the recent additions made to the Memorial Chapel organ in a “show and hear” session, as well as a wide range of repertory utilizing various combinations.
Sunday, January 27, 3:00 p.m. - Ken Cowan
Ken Cowan is one of North America’s most celebrated concert organists. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, he maintains a rigorous performing and recording schedule which takes him to major concert venues in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He is currently Associate Professor and head of the organ program at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas.
This program is sponsored by the Inland Empire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, William Brakemeyer, dean.
Sunday, March 17, 3:00 p.m. - Richard Elliott
Richard Elliott is Principal Organist of the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, and is heard frequently on the TV and radio broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost concert organists in America, and his wide-spread reputation for programming excellence has created large audiences wherever he plays.
(Hint: come early for best seats.)
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