Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
2003 Blackinton organ at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Harry explores the organ!
Filler – OLIVERA Improvisation (from Bethel University, r. 4/22/05)
With the few indicated exceptions, all performances were recorded in concert on April 17, 2009 on the Blackington organ in Bethel University’s Benson Great Hall.
Hector’s alternative performances of the Micheelsen Concerto and Clarke/Purcell selections, as well as the Bossi Ave Maria (above), all played on the Rufffatti organ at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas city, Missouri, are available on CD.
Maestro Olivera’s upcoming performances take him to, among other venues, First Baptist Church in Washington, DC (April 27), Saint Michael’s Lutheran in Baltimore, MD (May 4), to the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island (July 12), and to Syracuse, NY for the Organ Historical Society (August 11). Catch him if you can!
And for you impatient ones who want to cut directly to the chase, here’s the audio for Hector’s concert improvisation on themes by Boellmann and Abreu..