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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Hector Olivera]
Hector Olivera

[2003 Blackinton organ at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
2003 Blackinton organ at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota

[2006 Dobson organ at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania][decorative stamp]
2006 Dobson organ at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hats Off for Hector!

…concert performances and commentary make clear why audiences everywhere are beguiled by Hector Olivera’s irrepressible and personable virtuosity.

Audio 1028 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 1028 Hour 1 59:00 min

Audio 1028 Hour 2 59:00 min

Program Broadcast dates:

•April 13, 2009 as Show #0915

•July 12, 2010 as Show #1028

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

WILLIAM RALPH DRIFFILL: Toccata. J.S. BACH: Passacaglia & Fugue in c, S. 582. LOUIS VIERNE: Scherzo, from Organ Symphony Number 2, Opus 20. HECTOR OLIVERA: Improvisation on a Theme by Jerome Kern, All the things you are. HECTOR OLIVERA: Improvisation on Submitted Themes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Sing praise to God who reigns above; On the trail, from Grand Canyon SuiteHector Olivera (2003 Blackinton/Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 22, 2005

Hour 2

J.S. BACH: Fugue in G, BWV 577, Jig –played on a Roland Atelier AT90S digital synthesizer, MPI CD-112

HANS FRIEDRICH MICHEELSEN: Toccata, Kanzona & Fugue on Es sungen drei Engel. HECTOR OLIVERA: Meditation on Londonderry Air. HECTOR OLIVERA: Improvisation on Three Themes: I’ve been working on the railroad; Some day my prince will come; All my hope on God is founded. HECTOR OLIVERA, after HUGH MARTIN & RALPH BLANE: Fantasy on the Trolley SongHector Olivera (Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ [2006 Dobson]/Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded February 16, 2008

 

Particular thanks go to WRTI-90.1FM Philadelphia, and its network of stations throughout eastern Pennsylvania. The 2010-2011 Verizon Hall Organ Series at the Kimmel Center will feature performances by Gunnar Idenstam, November 6; Joan Lippincott, February 26; and Thierry Escaich, April 16; all on Saturdays at 3PM. Michael Barone engages the artists in pre-concert conversation onstage at 2:15PM

The 2010-2011 Verizon Hall Organ Series at the Kimmel Center will feature performances by Gunnar Idenstam, November 6; Joan Lippincott, February 26; and Thierry Escaich, April 16, all on Saturdays at 3 PM. Michael Barone engages the artists in pre-concert conversation onstage at 2:15PM