Organ Concert by Acclaimed Organ Virtuoso Kent Tritle at Cathedral of St. John the Divine
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The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will continue the 2013/14 Great Music in a Great Space concert series with a Great Organ: Great Artists performance by Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and one of America’s leading organists, on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.
Tritle, well-respected for his interpretations of Romantic compositions, will perform a program featuring Franz Liszt’s Prelude and Fugue on BACH, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fantasy and Fugue in C Minor, Felix Mendelssohn’s Sonata IV in B flat major and Charles-Marie Widor’s Symphonie V in F minor. The Romantic works of Liszt, Mendelssohn and Widor were especially composed for grand spaces and the grand instruments of St. Sulpice, Paris and Merseburg Cathedral in German. They are well-suited for the landmark Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Cathedral.
Tritle’s recital is the first in a series of three Great Organ: Great Artists concerts. Following his performance will be concerts by renowned organists Thomas Murray on October 30 and Raymond Nagem on November 6. Great Music in a Great Space reintroduces the legendary concert series held at the Cathedral in the 1980s. The 2013/2014 season includes choral/orchestral concerts, organ recitals and the Cathedral’s signature holiday concerts with repertoire spanning from this celebration of Romantic masterpieces to Bach’s St. John Passion and more. In addition to the acclaimed Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Orchestra, concerts will feature soloists including singer/songwriter Judy Collins, Metropolitan Opera baritone John Michael Moore, and world-music specialist Nina Stern with instrumental ensemble Rose of the Compass.
Tickets start at $25. To purchase tickets or for information on future concerts please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/GMGS.html.