Organ + Dance: It’s All in the Family

On April 3, Anabel Taylor Chapel will be the site of a unique performance event: renowned organist Hans Davidsson will perform on Cornell’s new baroque organ while three professional dancers–two of them his sons–interpret the music.

Davidsson will perform works by Georg B’hm (1661-1733) from the balcony, while Gabriel and Jonathan Davidsson and Stayce Camparo perform in the chapel below.

Davidsson is currently the General Artistic and Research Director of the Göteborg Organ Art Center, GOArt, as well as the Artistic Director of the Göteborg International Organ Academy. He is also Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music and Project Director of the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI).

Jonathan and Gabriel Davidsson studied dance at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, the Draper Center for Dance Education, and the Kirov Academy of Ballet. Gabriel has performed with the Rochester City Ballet and currently dances with the Kansas City Ballet. Jonathan also studied with the Royal Ballet School in London and was a member of the Houston Ballet. He will join the National Ballet of Canada for the 2012-13 season.

Stayce Camparo studied dance with The Rock School in Pennsylvania, the American Ballet Theatre, the School of American Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. She currently dances with the Kansas City Ballet.