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Grand Organ Series IV: Katelyn Emerson

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saint Thomas Church

In the fourth of six Grand Organ recitals, Katelyn Emerson plays the Miller-Scott Organ.

“Emerson … shows every indication that she will become one of her generation’s most prominent organists.

“Emerson is an assured, thoughtful interpreter whose strength lies in an ability to marshal the power of seemingly opposing qualities. She conveyed the excitement within the works she played … by taking a calm, reasoned approach and allowing the music’s tensions to build without overstatement. Her approach to coloration is subtle, rather than showing, yet … she draws widely on the instrument’s resources, and she is not afraid of a true pianissimo.

“Perhaps most crucially, in works as varied as Herbert Howells’ Rhapsody (Op. 17, No. 3), Jehan Alain’s “Litanies” (JA 119) and Mozart’s Fantasia (K608), she focused on the music’s heft and breadth, yet within the sweep of her readings, she did full justice to the works’ considerable intricacies.”
- Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald, August 2016

No tickets required. Donation requested.

Program

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Allegretto, from Five Short Pieces (1930)
Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)

Dupré: Symphonie 2, Op. 26 (1929)
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Prière, Op. 20 (1860-2)
César Franck (1822-1890)

Rhapsody No. 3, Op. 17 (1919)
Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

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