Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Two-Part Organ Recital This Saturday and Sunday

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To celebrate the bicentennial of César Franck's birth in 1822, Scott Dettra will perform all twelve of the composer's major organ works on the Chapel's Aeolian organ in two recitals this weekend: Saturday, January 29, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 30, at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The recitals will also be livestreamed below; on-demand recordings will not be available after the recitals.

Dettra, an "outstanding musician" (The Diapason) and "an organist with both impeccable musical taste and dazzling technique to burn" (Fanfare), has been acclaimed as one of America's leading concert organists. Previously the organist of Washington National Cathedral, he is currently director of music at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas.

Face masks are required to be worn inside of the Chapel. Learn more about the university's public health measures. Paid parking is available on a first come, first served basis in the Bryan Center Parking Lot at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bryan Center Surface Lot at the same address.

A beloved cornerstone of the Chapel Music calendar, the Organ Recital Series showcases internationally acclaimed organists performing enduring favorites, modern masterpieces, and original improvisations. The Chapel's Kathleen Upton Byrns McClendon Organ (Aeolian, 1932), Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Organ (Flentrop,1976), and Brombaugh Organ (1997)are all featured in the series.