Halloween Organ Concert

October 23, 2017
Baylor University will present its twenty-seventh-annual Halloween Organ Concert on Tuesday, October 31, 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 Associate Professor of Organ, Isabelle Demers. Baylor students from her organ studio will perform this lighthearted evening of playfully spooky tunes.
Included in the concert will be Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor (played by ten organists), “Prélude” from Trois Pièces by Gabriel Pierné (Mitchell Won), Hank Carrillo’s arrangement for organ of “Pavane of Sleeping Beauty” and “Conversation of Beauty and the Beast” from Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose (Hank Carrillo), and Toccata in B-flat minor by Louis Vierne (Yinying Luo).
Also to be heard are the three-movement Toot Suite by Peter Schickele’s fanciful composer, P. D. Q. Bach (Jillian Gardner), “Les Ténèbres” from Livre du Saint-Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen (Benji Stegner), the finale from Symphonie No. 3 by Louis Vierne (Jared Cook), and Marche Militaire No. 1 of Franz Schubert (Catherine Ledoux and Hannah Scholz).
Concluding the program will be organ transcriptions by Peter Sykes and Jillian Gardner of “Mars” and “Jupiter” from Gustav Holst’s symphonic suite The Planets (Jillian Gardner).
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.
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