October 17, 2014

A member of the organ faculty of the Juilliard School of Music in New York City will present a recital in Culver Academies’ Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Oct. 19. David Enlow will be performing on the chapel’s fine pipe organ at 4 p.m.

The recital will feature several orchestral transcriptions, which beautifully fits the resources of the Culver organ. The program will open with Enlow’s own transcription of the overture from The Fortune of Destiny by Verdi, and will include his transcription of the Holberg Suite by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Enlow will also play a transcription of the Petite Suite (originally a piano duet) by Claude Debussy.

Enlow’s repertoire conceived for the organ will include the monumental Grand Piece Symphonique by Cesar Franck. Enlow recently made a critically-acclaimed recording of major organ works by Franck, for which he has a particular affinity.

Unique to Enlow’s programming will be an improvisation on themes submitted by the audience, which should certainly prove interesting.

The program is presented free of charge and is open to the general public. It is co-sponsored by the Saint Joseph Valley Chapter of The American Guild of Organists.

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