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Jane Parker-Smith, International Concert Organist

Friday, October 11, 2013 8:00pm

 

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“… a sure sense of architecture and control over dynamics and nuance …” Los Angeles Times

“… virtuosity … musicality … lyrical performance … total mastery …” The American Organist

Jane Parker-Smith is internationally recognized by the critics and public alike for her musicianship, virtuosity, entertaining programs and electrifying performances. An innate interpretative ability, prodigious technique and flair for tonal color are the hallmarks that make Jane Parker-Smith one of the most sought-after organists in the world.

Highlights in her concert career have been performances in major venues and international festivals such as Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Royal Festival Hall; Royal Albert Hall, London (both solo and concerto performances); Three Choirs Festival, City of London Festival, Bath Festival and Blenheim Palace (Winston Churchill Memorial Concert) in the UK; Jyväskylä Festival, Finland; Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden; Hong Kong Arts Festival; Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada; Festival Paris Quartier D’Été, France; Festival Cicio El Organo en la Iglesia, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Festival Internationale di Musica Organistica Magadino, Switzerland; Cube Concert Hall, Shiroishi, Japan; Athens Organ Festival, Greece; Severance Hall, Cleveland, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles and Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, USA; Sejong Cultural Centre, Seoul, Korea; Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore and Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK: Marinsky Concert Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia and ZK Matthews Concert Hall, University of South Africa, Pretoria, RSA.

Now Jane Parker-Smith comes to St. Louis to perform on the Great Cathedral Organ. Experience the wondrous sound as all 7,621 pipes come to life.

Program:

Henri Busser  Marche de Fête, Op. 36
     (1872-1973)

Arno Landmann  Variations on a theme by Georg Friedrich Händel, Op. 29            
(1887-1966)

Enrique Soro   Andante appassionato
   (1884-1954)
tr. Edward Shippen Barnes

Edouard Commette   Scherzo (from Six Pièces)                                                                  
(1883-1967)

Herbert Sumsion  Introduction and Theme
 (1899-1995)

Gaston Dethier  Variations on “Adeste Fideles”
           
(1875–1958)

John Ireland  Elegiac Romance
   (1879-1962)

Andreas Willscher  Toccata alla Rumba – Allegro barbaro (1981)
(*1955)

Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15

 

 

 

 

Welcomed by

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Paul Mittelstadt

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