May 23 Thu

Superstar Organist Isabelle Demers

Sunday, March 17 2024

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
March 17, 2024, 3:00 pm

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Presenting Sponsor:

Isabelle Demers’ recital for the 2010 International Society of Organbuilders-American Institute of Organbuilders convention “left the entire congress in an atmosphere of “Demers fever” ̶ something that continues unabated over ten years later. Possessing “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review), she has enraptured listeners worldwide with spell-binding performances. Her acclaimed recordings have been heralded as “expressive…profound and searching” (RSCM’s Church Music Quarterly).

The program includes music by Richard Wagner, Johann Sebastian Bach, Rachel Laurin, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite in a transcription by the organist.

With Image Magnification (IMAG) on the big screen for a closer look at the organist, the organ keyboards, and the pedals!

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RICHARD WAGNER, trans. Demers:
   Overture from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
   Trio-Sonata No. 3 in d minor, BWV 527
RACHEL LAURIN: Sweelinck Variations, op. 96
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Three Impromptus, op. 78
IGOR STRAVINSKY, trans. Demers:
   The Firebird Suite
The program will be performed without intermission.

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