CAMERON CARPENTER, ORGAN

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Friday, November 2, 2012, 8:00 pm
Bates Recital Hall
$10.00-42.00

Part of the 2012-2013 Texas Performing Arts Season

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and L Style G Style

Texas Performing Arts presents “the most controversial organist alive” (_Dallas Morning News_). Cameron Carpenter’s flamboyant style, dazzling performances, and profound musical intelligence have completely changed the game of his instrument.

Carpenter challenges the ways in which the organist is promoted and the organ is played. His repertoire includes the complete organ works of Bach, Franck, and Liszt, and he has adapted more than 200 works not originally written for the organ. Bringing increased physicality to the organ as a former dancer, his super-virtuosic organ transcriptions of Chopin Études have led to comparisons as diverse as Vladimir Horowitz and Fred Astaire. Cameron’s theatrical style and love of fashion includes concert attire of his own design.

During his time at Julliard, Carpenter studied with the late Gerre Hancock, an acclaimed concert organist and beloved faculty member at the Butler School of Music.

“He is technically the most accomplished organist I have ever witnessed… And, most important of all, the most musical.”
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique, and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos…”
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Cameron Carpenter at Alice Tully Hall – from The New York Times


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