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Ken Cowan to perform at Church of the Advent

On Sunday, April 26th, at 4:00 pm, Ken Cowan will play a full program on the Advent Organ.

Ken Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised for his dazzlicowanng artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, recent feature performances have included appearances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa California, Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall, Spivey Hall, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as concerts in Germany and Korea. Suggested donation at the door: $15/$10. His unusual program will include the transcriptions of Mephisto Waltz by Liszt and the Prelude to the Meistersinger by Wagner, as well as music by Guillou, Bach and Roger-Ducasse. This concert is co-sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

See http://www.concertorganists.com/artists/ken-cowan/ for more information and sound clips from Ken Cowan.  His program at Church of the Advent is as follows:

Prelude to Die Meistersinger – Richard Wagner (1813-1883) arr Warren/Lemare

Pastorale – Roger-Ducasse (1873-1954)

Feux follets, Op. 53 No. 4 – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Toccata – Jean Guillou (b. 1930)

Intermission

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903  – J. S. Bach (1685-1750) arr Max Reger

Roulade, Op. 9 No. 3 – Seth Bingham (1882-1972)

Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen: Präludium nach J. S. Bach  -Franz Liszt (1811-1886) arr Winterberger/Cowan

Mephisto Waltz No. 1 – Franz Liszt (1811-1886) arr Cowan


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