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Great Organ: Kent Tritle

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015
7:30 PM – 9 PM, GREAT CHOIR

Kent Tritle, in his fifth season as Director of Cathedral Music and Organist, presents a dazzling program featuring Maurice Duruflé’s heartfelt tribute to his friend Jehan Alain, César Franck’s serene Cantabile, and Charles-Marie Widor’s incandescent Symphony No. 6.

PROGRAM INCLUDES
Dietrich Buxtehude
Praeludium in C Major, BUX 137

Nicolas de Grigny
Récit de Tierce en taille

Johann Sebastian Bach
Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582

Charles-Marie Widor
Symphonie VI, op.42, no.2
Allegro (Mvt. I)

Daniel Pinkham
A Prophecy for Organ

César Franck
Cantabile

Maurice Duruflé
Prelude & Fugue on ALAIN, op.7

ABOUT KENT TRITLE
Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by the New York Times, Tritle is in his fifth season as Director of Cathedral Music and organist at New York’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. He is also Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York and of Musica Sacra. He is Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music and on the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. He is organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Tritle holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from The Juilliard School in organ performance and choral conducting. He has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio, as well as in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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