Baylor University’s twenty-fifth-annual Halloween Organ Concert will be presented on Tuesday, November 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This program is under the direction of the university’s Assistant Professor of Organ, Isabelle Demers. Baylor organ students will perform this evening of fun, along with Dr. Demers herself.
Included in the concert will be Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” (played by an ensemble of eleven organists), the “Toccata” from Léon Boëllmann’s Suite Gothique (played by Andy Rose), Jillian Gardner’s transcription of the overture to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Phantom of the Opera (Sarah Blair and Jillian Gardner), Eugène Gigout’s “Toccata in B minor” (Hank Carrillo), and “Little Bo-Peep” from George Akerley’s A Sweet for Mother Goose (Isabelle Demers, with Baylor’s former Professor of Organ, Joyce Jones, as narrator).
Also to be heard are the Zsigmond Szathmáry transcription of Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain (Mitchell Won), “Tu es Petra” from Henri Mulet’s Esquisses Byzantines (Sam Eatherton), a transcription by Dr. Demers of John Williams’s “Harry Potter Symphonic Suite” (Isabelle Demers), and “For All the Saints” by John Weaver.
The Halloween Organ Concert is free of charge and open to the public. Those attending are invited to come in costume, if they so desire. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.