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Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
McCullough Theatre

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music

Cameron Carpenter, organ

Cameron Carpenter is “one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument – he is a smasher of cultural and classical music taboos” (The Los Angeles Times). This maverick organist – who blends brilliant playing technique with the heart of a rock star – returns to Texas Performing Arts to perform on his visionary new International Touring Organ.

A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Cameron’s approach to the organ is shifting the stereotypes of organists and organ music while generating a level of acclaim, exposure, and controversy unprecedented for an organist. His repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach and César Franck, to his hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ works, his original compositions, and his collaborations with jazz and pop artists – is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist. He is the first organist nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album.

Carpenter’s new International Touring Organ is one of the most ambitious musical instrument design projects of the twenty-first century. It is the culmination of Cameron’s vision to bring his music to the world no matter where he performs.

“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.”
San Francisco Chronicle

First Listen: Cameron Carpenter, ‘If You Could Read My Mind’NPR
Joy, daring in Cameron Carpenter’s ‘If You Could Read My Mind’LA Times

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