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"Extravagantly talented? everything he touches turns fantastical and memorable " ? The New York Times
Lauded by the New Yorker as ?a young superstar,? Cameron Carpenter has done so much more than merely ruffle the feathers of the organ?s stodgy establishment ? the 33-year-old virtuoso has taken a sledgehammer to organ conventions while forcing the cloistered organ world to acknowledge his iconoclastic vision. With the introduction of his groundbreaking International Touring Organ, he is solely responsible for the first significant advance in his instrument?s development in over a century. Winner of the prestigious Bernstein Award (Schleswig-Holstein), Carpenter has devoted himself to expanding the organ?s frontiers in terms of repertoire as well. Through his numerous transcriptions of non-organ works, collaborations with jazz and pop musicians, and his ambitious original compositions, he ventures into uncharted territory. He tops it off with bravura showmanship, presiding over the instrument with all four limbs in furious motion. Following the smash success of his Sony Classical debut, If You Could Read My Mind, and its wildly divergent program of classical and re-imagined pop compositions, Carpenter returns with All You Need is Bach, a program of J.S. Bach organ and clavier music. His four-night run marks the return of his custom-built International Touring Organ, a groundbreaking digital instrument and elaborate speaker system that, like its owner, brings the centuries-old pipe organ tradition firmly into the 21st century.
FEB 8- 7:30 PM
FEB 9- 7:30 PM
FEB 10- 7:30 PM
FEB 11- 2:00 PM