Organist Raymond Nagem for Great Music in a Great Space Concert 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 featuring Raymond Nagem, one of the leading organists of his generation, on Wednesday, November 6th at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. Nagem, Associate Organist of the Cathedral and C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, will perform a recital of 20th-century French music. The program features Maurice Duruflé’s Choral varié sur le "Veni Creator," André Isoir’s Variations sur un psaume Huguenot, transcriptions of Maurice Ravel and Sergei Prokofiev, and organ works of Marcel Dupré and Louis Vierne. As a rising star in the organ community, Nagem brings a kaleidoscopic sense of color and a virtuoso flair to these works, perfectly suited to the Cathedral’s famed Aeolian-Skinner organ. Nagem’s performance concludes the series of three Great Organ: Great Artists concerts of the 2013-2014 season. His recital follows performances by acclaimed organists Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music, and Thomas Murray. 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 20th-century French compositions 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.