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Recital--Organ Plus
Riverside Church (New York, NY, United States)
Michael Hey
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Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs opens its 93rd season with Multidimensional Magnificence: a one-night only performance at Riverside Church inspired by the many concerts produced by American composer/conductor Gregg Smith. His devotion to choral music was greater than almost any one of his generation.

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Recital--Organ Solo
United Church of Christ (New York, NY, United States)
Charles LoCasto

Works by French composers.

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Recital--Organ Plus
Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral (New York, NY, United States)
Jared Lamenzo

In the mid-nineteenth century, pipe organs were a symbol of America’s growing technological and cultural progress. Thousands of people would attend a new pipe organ installation in a church, and newspapers would rave about a new instrument’s power and innovative capabilities. Built before electricity was available, the magnificent 1868 Henry Erben is the last large, three-manual Erben organ, and one of only a few from the era left intact with its original voicing and mechanical action. This performance turns the magnificent Erben organ inside out, allowing the audience to see the interior mechanisms of the pipe organ projected on the walls of the Old Cathedral. Video cameras are placed inside the monumental organ, and the movements of the organ’s sculptural mechanisms are projected onto the architecture of the centuries-old Basilica. The audience, immersed in sound and light, experiences one of the few remaining examples of what New Yorkers were listening to before the invention of recorded sound. This pipe organ has propelled a renaissance in music-making at the Basilica, taking listeners to new spiritual and intellectual...

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Recital--Organ Solo
All Souls Unitarian Church (New York, NY, United States)
Gail Archer

As part of a year-long celebration of J.S Bach’s 325th birthday, organist Gail Archer embarks on a Bach recital marathon in tandem with her latest album Bach the Transcendent Genius to be released February 2010 (recorded on a Fritts organ at Vassar College). Both, respectively, pay homage to the genius of the Baroque era and are rich with offerings that feature some of Bach’s most famous works including The Great 18 Leipzig Chorales. This marks the third consecutive year Archer has performed composercentric concerts; she wowed audiences last year with her Felix Mendelssohn worldwide tour and during the 2007-2008 season her Olivier Messiaen A Mystic in the Making cycle was cited as one of the Best Classical Moments of 2008” (Time Out New...

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Recital--Organ Solo
St. Peter's Lutheran Church (New York, NY, United States)
Iain Quinn

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Recital--Organ Solo
St. Bartholomew's Church, Park ave. at 51st St. NY, NY 10022 (New York, NY, United States)
Christopher Herrick

Christopher Herrick returns to the magnificent pipe organ of St. Bartholomew’s Church. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Organ Fireworks recording series. Music of Bach, Buxtehude, Franck, Reubke, and featuring a performance of Iain Farrington’s delightful “Animal Parade.”

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Recital--Organ Plus
First Presbyterian Church (New York, NY, United States)
William F. Entriken

Handel arias, sonatas, and Water Music. Sebastian M. Gluck, baroque recorder Ellen Goff Entriken, soprano William F. Entriken, organ. Free, with retiring collection

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Recital--Organ Solo
First Presbyterian Church (New York, NY, United States)
Jared Lamenzo

Recital to celebrate major work done on the instrument by Sebastian Gluck Orgelbau. Program includes Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Bach, Buxtehude and Frescobaldi

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Recital--Organ Solo
Brick Presbyterian Church, Park Ave., nyc (new york)
charles callahan

music of Franck, Gounod, Dupre tickets available at door

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Recital--Organ Solo
Central Synagogue (New York, NY, United States)
Gail Archer
- 2009-05-20

Known as one of the nation’s most esteemed concert organists, Gail Archer celebrates the bicentennial of composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) with a five-concert, fivemonth long (January-May ‘09) performance series exploring his primary organ works, the Six Sonatas(1845). In honor of the composer’s dual affiliation with both the Jewish and Christian faiths, Archer’s concerts will journey through some of Manhattan’s prominent religious institutions ranging from the Central Synagogue to St. Paul’s Chapel. In addition to Mendelssohn’s much beloved Six Sonatas, programming includes works by Fanny Mendelssohn (his sister with whom he had an especially close relationship, personally and artistically), Robert and Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Max Reger. Performance Schedule: Wednesday, January 144th @ 7:30pm Location: Central Synagogue. 123 East 55th Street (between Park & Lex). Train F/N/R/W/4/5/6 to 59th Street. Wednesday, February 18th @ 7:30pm Location: St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University. 117th St. & Amsterdam Ave. Train 1 to Columbia University/Broadway. Wednesday, March 11th @ 7:30pm Location: Central Synagogue. 123 East 55th Street (between Park & Lex). Train F/N/R/W/4/5/6 to 59th Street. Wednesday, April 1st @ 7:30pm Location: Temple Emanu-El, 1 East 65th Street (between 5th and Madison). Train F/N/R/W/4/5/6 to 63rd Street/Lex. Wednesday, May 20th @ 7:30pm Location: Central Synagogue. 123 East 55th Street (between Park & Lex). Train F/N/R/W/4/5/6 to 59th...

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