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Recital by Isabelle Demers, Baylor University

  • Zion Lutheran Church 400 East Lexington Street Baltimore, MD, 21202 United States (map)

There is no shortage of organists who make their instruments roar; and while her power was never in question, Demers made the instrument sing.”
(Peter Reed, Classical Source.com, England, 2016)

With playing described as having “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review), Isabelle Demers has enraptured listeners around the globe for her spell-binding performances. A native of Québec and a graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Demers is Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas. She is in continual demand with numerous invitations to perform at conventions by the American Guild of Organists and the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Her critically acclaimed recordings on the Acis and the ProOrgano labels have been heralded as “expressive…profound and searching” (RSCM’s Church Music Quarterly) and they, along with her live performances, have been featured on American Public Media’s PipeDreams and BBC Radio 3.

Isabelle Demers is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.

PROGRAM

Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata in E-Flat, Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946)
     Andante Serioso, ma con moto
     Allegro giocoso
     Maestoso

Allegro Vivace from Symphony #5 op. 42, #1, Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

INTERMISSION

Variations de concert, op. 1, Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)

Institution de l’Eucharistie, from Livre du Saint-Sacrement, Olivier Messiaen (1910-1992)

Rosace, from Esquisses Byzantines, Henri Mulet (1878-1967)

Excerpts from Symphonie Fantastique, Hector Berlioz (1803-1869); trans. Isabelle Demers
     March to the scaffold
     Dream of a witches’ Sabbath

Zion’s new organ, Opus 60, was built by Patrick J. Murphy & Associates of Stowe, PA.

There will be a wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the recital.

Admission is Free to AGO Members
Public Admission $15.00 ($10.00 with Student I.D.)
To reserve tickets online, click here.

 

Earlier Event: April 25
Bach @ Bartholomew