5:30 p.m. The organ festival keynote concert will feature Harald Vogel, professor of organ at the University of the Arts Bremen and founder of the North German Organ Academy, performing music by Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Bruhns, and the Bachs, at Anabel Taylor Chapel.
One of the highlights of the concert will be Vogel’s interpretation of the Praeludium in E minor by Nicolaus Bruhns (one of the great works of the 17th-century North German repertoire) as Bruhns’ answer to Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo, complete with narrative.
The program will also feature the premiere of a new composition for baroque organ and other media by Kevin Ernste, Cornell professor of music, performed by Annette Richards.
All festival events are free and open to the public, but concerts require tickets. Please call the music department (607-255-4097) to reserve.