The Organ Symphony no. 6 in B minor by Louis Vierne is one of the great tours-de-force of the solo organ repertoire. Composed in 1930 and premiered in Paris by Maurice Duruflé in 1934, the work is conceived on a grand architectural scale and it demands a sophisticated musical intelligence and the most advanced technique of the performer. Music-lovers at Cornell and in the Ithaca area will have the chance to hear this masterpiece on Monday evening, April 23rd at 8pm on the historic Aeolian-Skinner organ in Sage Chapel, performed by DMA candidate Michael Plagerman. The recital includes the Chorale III in A minor by Vierne’s teacher César Franck, as well as The Book of Hours by Daniel Pinkham. A not-to-be-missed chance to experience the American-classic organ in Sage Chapel at its finest.
Free and open to the public.