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Cameron Carpenter

A “smasher of cultural and classical music taboos” (Los Angeles Times) returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Program

  • BACH Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537
  • BACH Prelude and Fugue I in C Major from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 870
  • BACH Prelude and Fugue XII in F Major from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 880
  • BACH Fantasia on “Komm, Heiliger Geist,” BWV 651
  • BACH Chorale Prelude “O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde groß,” BWV 622
  • BACH Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, “St. Anne,” BWV 552
  • Intermission
  • BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Artists

  • Cameron Carpenter, organ
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Chelsea Chen

An accomplished soloist and composer, Chelsea Chen comes to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Program

  • MESSIAEN L’Ascension: Transports de joie
  • DEBUSSY (trans. Roques) Petite suite
  • Chelsea CHEN The Moon Lady (A Chinese Folktale – Chang-e ascends to the moon)
  • DURUFLÉ Prelude and Fugue on the Name ALAIN
  • Intermission
  • Julian REVIE Arise (In memory of the extinct Hawaiian O’O bird, tape recording of O’O birdsong) (West Coast premiere)
  • HOLST (trans. Sykes) The Planets: Venus, the Bringer of Peace
  • SAINT-SAËNS (trans. Briggs) Symphony No. 3, “Organ”: Finale
  • Program notes by Gregg Wager

Artists

  • Chelsea Chen, organ
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Monica Czausz Berney

The extravagantly gifted young American organist makes her debut here.

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Program

  • KAPUSTIN (arr. Czausz Berney) Sinfonietta, Op. 49: Rondo
  • MENDELSSOHN Allegro, Chorale and Fugue
  • BACH Toccata and Fugue in D minor, “Dorian,” BWV 538
  • Intermission
  • DEMESSIEUX Te Deum, Op. 11
  • Naji HAKIM Arabesques
  • TCHAIKOVSKY (trans. Guillou/Czausz Berney) Scherzo from Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

Artists

  • Monica Czausz Berney, organ
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Hold On, We Shall Overcome! with Nathaniel Gumbs

The Director of Chapel Music at Yale University reimagines traditional hymns, spirituals, and concert music with 21st-century perspective.

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Program

  • HOLLINS Concert Overture No. 2 in C minor
  • WAGNER (TRANSCR. E.H. LEMARE, NATHANIEL GUMBS) Tannhäuser Overture
  • KARG-ELERT “Harmonies du Soir,” Op. 72, No. 1 (from Three Impressions for Organ)
  • PRICE First Sonata for Organ
  • Intermission
  • TRADITIONAL (ARR. BY JOSEPH JOUBERT) “Hold On” (world premiere, commissioned by N. Gumbs)
  • TRADITIONAL (ARR. BY JOHN STODDART) “Soon-a will be done” (world premiere, commissioned by N. Gumbs)
  • TRADITIONAL (ARR. WILLIAM BOLCOM) “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (from Gospel Preludes, Book 1)
  • Uzee BROWN Church Yard Chatter
  • TRADITIONAL (ARR. CARL HAYWOOD) “We Shall Overcome”

Artists

  • Nathaniel Gumbs, organ