Organist Gail Archer Presents “The Muses Voice”- Five Free NYC Concerts Featuring Works by International Women Composers
“…Dr. Archer’s approach is always first at the service of the music.” – Diapason Mag
Internationally renowned star concert organist Gail Archer celebrates the distinctive voice of organ music in The Muses Voice: A Celebration of International Women Composers – a five-concert series touring the churches and synagogues of New York City. Performing a colorful collection of organ music spanning 19th – 21st century female composers, Archer is slated to premiere two works: the New York premiere of The Everlasting Crown by Judith Bingham; and the world premiere of And the Greatest of These is Love by Alla Borzova. Hailed for championing contemporary organ music by female composers, Archer will also feature works by Nadia Boulanger, Jeanne Demessieux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Judith Bingham and Jennifer Higdon, to name a few. Several of these works are being recorded for Archer’s next album to be released in Spring 2013.
Jan 30 St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University
Feb 11 Central Synagogue
Mar 10 Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Apr 7 Park Avenue Christian Church
May 22 St. Paul the Apostle
Wednesday, January 30th @ 7:30pm
Location: St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University. 117th St. & Amsterdam Ave. Train 1 to Columbia University/Broadway.
Program: Fantasie und Fugue G-Dur Op. 30 “Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern” (Johanna Senfter 1879-1961), Praeludium und Fuge “O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid (Ethel Smyth 1858-1944), Hell und Dunkel (Sofia Gubaidulina, Prelude, Petit Canon, Improvisation (Nadia Boulanger 1887-1979), The Everlasting Crown* (Judith Bingham)
Info: For more info, call 212.854.0480 or visit http://www.columbia.edu.