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Organist

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

Welcomed by Rodgers Organs of St. Louis & Steinway Piano Gallery

In Memory of Kenneth Kohler, Jr., Division Director at Rodgers Organs of St. Louis who passed away November 17, 2014

Regarded across America and around the world as one of today’s finest concert organists, Todd Wilson is head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music, and Director of Music and Worship at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he is Curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall (home of The Cleveland Orchestra), and House Organist for the newly-restored Aeolian organ at the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, Ohio.

Todd Wilson has been heard in concert in many major cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including concerts at Symphony Hall (Birmingham, UK), Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center, and Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee.

Program:
Cortège et Litanie, Op. 19, no. 2
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
arr. Farnam

Three Schübler Chorale Preludes:
Ach bleib bei uns , Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649
Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 648
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
Johann Sebastian Bach

INTERVAL

From Symphonie No. 5, Op. 42: Allegro vivace (Variations)
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Three Cincinnati Improvisations:
Lobe den Herren (Praise to the Lord)
Grand Isle (I sing a song of the saints of God)
Ar Hyd Y Nos (God, that madest earth and heaven)
Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)
(transcribed by Todd Wilson)

Soliloquy
David Conte (b. 1955)

Fantasy on themes from Carmen
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
arr. Edwin. H. Lemare

Improvisation on a submitted theme