Cornell’s Fall 2011 Organ Recital Series Spotlights Baroque Organ

The Cornell Baroque Organ will be featured in six concerts this Fall, with performances by guest artists from around the U.S., Germany and Belgium, in addition to Cornell’s Acting University Organist Randall Harlow. Highlights include a program of North German Baroque repertoire from Sweelinck to Bach by renowned international organist and scholar Jean Ferrard and two concerts featuring 20th- and 21st-century organ works highlighting the organ’s versatility and timeless artistic integrity.

The following concerts in Anabel Taylor Chapel are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 7, 12:30 PM: Guest Artist Mariko Morita (formerly of Texas A&M International University) will perform selections from J. S. Bach’s Clavierubung III , as part of the Midday Music for Organ Series.

Tuesday, September 13, 8:00 PM: Acting University Organist Randall Harlow will perform old sounds and new impressions; an innovative, thought provoking program featuring contemporary organ works by Berio, Ligeti, Pärt, and Cage.

Wednesday, September 21, 12:30 PM: Organ Students from the Bremen University of the Arts (Germany) will perform as part of the Midday Music for Organ Series.

Wednesday, October 5, 12:30 PM: Eastman School of Music Organ Students will perform new organ compositions by Eastman composers, as part of the Midday Music for Organ Series.

Wednesday, October 19, 12:30 PM: Guest Artist Leon W. Couch III (Carroll University) will perform as part of the Midday Music for Organ Series.

Tuesday, November 8, 8:00 PM: Guest Artist Jean Ferrard (Belgium) will present a concert entitled “Teachers and Pupils of the North European Baroque, from Sweelinck to Bach.”

Wednesday, November 30, 12:30 PM:Acting University Organist Randall Harlow will perform organ works based on Philipp Nicolai’s celebrated advent chorale, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.”

For a complete listing of Fall organ concerts at Cornell, including the
Sage Chapel Halloween Spooktacular and an exciting November concert by
an acclaimed organ, bass, and flute trio from Sweden, please see the
Department of Music Calendar of Events.