2011 Casavant/Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO
2011 Casavant/Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Concerts #2128

. . . more performances from the American Guild of Organists 2018 Convention in Kansas City.

Hour One

SAMUEL BARBER: Toccata Festiva, Op. 36Kimberly Marshall, soloist. THIERRY ESCAICH: Organ Concerto (Quatre Visages du Temps) (North American premiere) –Kansas City Summer Festival Orchestra/Matthew Christopher Shephard; Thierry Escaich (2011 Casavant/Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) PD Archive (r. 7/6/18)

Filler – BARBER (see above)

 

Hour Two

GEORGE SHEARING: So fades the lovely blooming flower. LEO SOWERBY:  Very slowly, fr Sonatina. CRAIG PHILLIPS: Torah SongNicole Keller (1950 Skinner-2013 Quimby/Unity Temple on the Plaza, Kansas City, MO) PD Archive (r. 7/6/18)

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Miserere Mei, Domine, fr Bach’s Memento. HAROLD DARKEFantasy in E, Op. 39JOHN IRELAND: Elegiac Romance. ALEC ROWLEY: Rhapsody in dDamin Spritzer (1911 Skinner/Grand Avenue United Methodist Temple, Kansas City, MO) PD Archive (r. 7/6/18)

ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT (arr. Gorby): Cakewalk. HENRI MULET:  Tu es petra, fr Byzantine SketchesChelsea Chen (2011 Casavant/Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) PD Archive (r. 7/4/18)

Filler – ESCAICH (see above)

Numerous other programs derived from the 2018 AGO Convention in Kansas City can be found in the Pipedreams ArchiveTo End All Wars (#1845); Prize Winners Play (#1906); Rising Stars – Pipedreams Live 1 (#2006); Rising Stars – Pipedreams Live 2 (#2007); AGO 2018 – American Music (#2036); AGO 2018 – A Potpourri With Premieres (#2043); and Still Composing (#2117)

The next national convention of the American Guild of Organists will be held in Seattle, Washington (July 3-7, 2022).  A host of AGO-related programming can be found in the PIPEDREAMS archive: 1845, 1906, 2006, 2007, 2036, and 2043.  Other more recent AGO celebrations, OrganFest 2020/Beauty in the Midst of Chaos and OrganFest 2021/Beauty Endures can be enjoyed online.

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