Hector Olivera
Hector Olivera

Archive of Hats Off for Hector! #1028

…concert performances and commentary make clear why audiences everywhere are beguiled by Hector Olivera’s irrepressible and personable virtuosity.

Hour 1

WILLIAM RALPH DRIFFILL: Toccata. J.S. BACH: Passacaglia & Fugue in c, S. 582. LOUIS VIERNE: Scherzo, from Organ Symphony Number 2, Opus 20. HECTOR OLIVERA: Improvisation on a Theme by Jerome Kern, All the things you are. HECTOR OLIVERA: Improvisation on Submitted Themes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Sing praise to God who reigns above; On the trail, from Grand Canyon SuiteHector Olivera (2003 Blackinton/Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 22, 2005

Hour 2

J.S. BACH: Fugue in G, BWV 577, Jig –played on a Roland Atelier AT90S digital synthesizer, MPI CD-112

HANS FRIEDRICH MICHEELSEN: Toccata, Kanzona & Fugue on Es sungen drei Engel. HECTOR OLIVERA: Meditation on Londonderry Air. HECTOR OLIVERA: Improvisation on Three Themes: I’ve been working on the railroad; Some day my prince will come; All my hope on God is founded. HECTOR OLIVERA, after HUGH MARTIN & RALPH BLANE: Fantasy on the Trolley SongHector Olivera (Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ [2006 Dobson]/Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded February 16, 2008

 

Particular thanks go to WRTI-90.1FM Philadelphia, and its network of stations throughout eastern Pennsylvania. The 2010-2011 Verizon Hall Organ Series at the Kimmel Center will feature performances by Gunnar Idenstam, November 6; Joan Lippincott, February 26; and Thierry Escaich, April 16; all on Saturdays at 3PM. Michael Barone engages the artists in pre-concert conversation onstage at 2:15PM

The 2010-2011 Verizon Hall Organ Series at the Kimmel Center will feature performances by Gunnar Idenstam, November 6; Joan Lippincott, February 26; and Thierry Escaich, April 16, all on Saturdays at 3 PM. Michael Barone engages the artists in pre-concert conversation onstage at 2:15PM