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  • INTERNATIONAL ORGAN RECITALIST, IMPROVISER, AND RECORDING ARTIST WAYNE MARSHALL PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Oct. 11, 2004
  • Organ Recital is Second in New Series Presented by the
    Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2004 at 7:30 PM

    Media support provided by K-MOZART 105.1 FM

    British organist Wayne Marshall performs his own improvisations and other organ works at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. Marshall's appearance is the second of six solo performances presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in its new Organ Recital Series. Although the pipe organ's main console is permanently installed at the base of the organ's façade within the "forest" of pipes, Marshall performs on the stage console, a remote keyboard placed at center stage for recitals.

    Marshall's program features two of his own compositions, Intrada and Berceuse pour une femme, and three operatic selections arranged by the organist: Strauss' Overture to Die Fledermaus and Verdi's Prelude to Act I of Un ballo in maschera and Coronation Scene from Don Carlo. Marshall also performs Widor's Organ Symphony No. 6 in G minor, Op. 42, No. 2.

    Marshall, the Organist-in-Residence at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, England, also has an amazing ability to improvise, with particular interest in the early American jazz genre of Gershwin. To conclude his program, Marshall shows his improvisational prowess with themes from Bernstein's West Side Story.

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place one hour prior to each concert in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and are free to all ticket holders.

    A visual centerpiece in the auditorium of Walt Disney Concert Hall, the organ was designed by architect Frank Gehry and built by Manuel J. Rosales of Rosales Organ Builders. The 6,134 pipes range in size from a pencil to a telephone pole, and are voiced with a wide dynamic range from super pianissimo to a breathtaking fortissimo.

    The specially curved wood facade pipes were made by Glatter-Götz Orgelbau of solid, vertical-grain Douglas fir that comprise the Violone and Bassoon basses. Behind the façade are three levels of pipes, including metal pipes made of tin and lead alloys and wood pipes made of Norwegian pine.

    The Organ Recital Series continues on October 31 with Clark Wilson (Prize-winning theater organist performing with the silent film The Phantom of the Opera); February 20, 2005 with Martin Haselböck (Professor of Organ, Music Academy of Lübeck); April 3 with Thomas Murray (University Organist and Professor of Music at Yale University) and on May 8 with Olivier Latry (Organist, Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris).

    WAYNE MARSHALL appears all over the world as a virtuoso organist, solo pianist and conductor and is a familiar figure at leading festivals and symphonic series. As organ recitalist he draws on an exceptionally large and varied repertoire and has appeared widely throughout the U.K., Europe, North America and the Far East in such major venues as Notre Dame, Paris; St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, Royal Festival Hall, and Royal Albert Hall, London; Konzerthaus, Vienna; Konzerthaus, Berlin; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; and Esplanade, Singapore. He is organist-in-residence at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, and has recently appeared as organ soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, Hallé, and Calgary Philharmonic orchestras. As conductor, pianist and conductor/soloist he is also a renowned interpreter of the works of Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington and other 20th century American composers, and has worked with many of Europe's leading orchestras. This season he returns to Rotterdam Philharmonic and makes debuts with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and MDR Symphony Orchetrsa in Germany. As a pianist, he has appeared as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic and Philharmonia, has given solo recitals in Spain, Portugal and the UK, and has performed duo partnerships with Kim Criswell, Tasmin Little, Natalie Clein, Ole Edvard Antonsen, and Willard White.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2004 at 7:30 PM

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    WAYNE MARSHALL, organ

    MARSHALL Intrada

    WIDOR Organ Symphony No. 6 in G minor, Op. 42, No. 2

    STRAUSS, JR./ARR. MARSHALL Overture to Die Fledermaus

    VERDI/ARR. MARSHALL Prelude to Act I of Un ballo in maschera

    VERDI/ARR. MARSHALL Coronation Scene from Don Carlo

    MARSHALL Berceuse pour une femme

    BERNSTEIN/MARSHALL Improvisations on themes from West Side Story

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place one hour prior to each concert in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and are free to all ticket holders.

    Media support provided by K-MOZART 105.1 FM

    Tickets ($15 - $41) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For all information, please call 323.850.2000.

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