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Organ Recital: Cameron Carpenter, organ: presented by the National Symphony Orchestra

Organ Recital: Cameron Carpenter, organ: presented by the National Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:00 PM

National Symphony Orchestra

The first organist ever nominated for a Grammy for a solo album (2009), Cameron Carpenter's virtuosity, technique, and musicianship have won praise around the globe. His eclectic repertoire ranges well beyond the staples of organ music.

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Rubenstein Family Organ Recital
Cameron Carpenter, organ

The first organist ever nominated for a Grammy for a solo album (2009), Cameron Carpenter's virtuosity, technique, and musicianship have won praise around the globe, and he is renowned for obliterating the boundaries between musical genres. His repertoire--in addition to the staples of organ music--includes jazz, pop, his own compositions, and more than 100 transcriptions of non-organ works. 

In the Concert Hall, the imaginative and unconventional organist follows his "brilliant... glorious" (The Washington Post) performance at last month's NSO Season Opening Ball Concert with a thrilling solo program featuring some of Carpenter's own organ transcriptions. At the concert, you'll also be the first to hear the world premiere of one of his own compositions--a work he's called "epic and extremely difficult" and soon to be recorded for his first Sony album, due next spring. 

Full program:
 
J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata No. 6
Mozart: Sonata in D Major
Scriabin: Sonata No. 4
Tchaikovsky: Scherzo from Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"
Dupré: Variations on a Noël
Carpenter: Music for an Imaginary Film (2013) (world premiere)

Please note: the National Symphony Orchestra does not perform in this presentation.

Performance Timing: Part One - 45 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 45 min.