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Amanda Mole, organ

Sunday, September 29, 2024 —  3:00 pm
Classical in The Concert Hall

“Mole played with authority and flair.” – The American Organist

Amanda Mole is one of the leading concert organists of her generation and the winner of numerous international competitions, including first prize at the 8th International Musashino-Tokyo Organ Competition (2017), first place and audience prize at the Miami International Organ Competition (2016), and first place at the Arthur Poister Organ Competition (2014) and John Rodland Memorial Organ Competition (2014).  She has performed at venues across the USA, Europe, and Japan and has been featured in recital at conventions of the American Guild of Organists (2022 Seattle WA) and the Organ Historical Society (2016 Philadelphia PA and 2018 Rochester NY).  Her solo recital recording was released in March 2019 on the Naxos label.

Ms. Mole will play a program on our unique Hauptwerk digital organ, featuring a variety of famous English, German, Dutch, and French organs.

Program:

Played on the St. Bartholomew’s Church, Armley, England (Edmund Schulze)

Felix Mendelssohn: St. Paul Overture
tr.
William Thomas Best

Robert Schumann: from 6 Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56

  1. Mit innigem Ausdruck
  2. Nichts zu schnell

Played on the Sonnenorgel, St. Peter and Paul, Görlitz, Germany (Casparini/Mathis)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia in F Minor, K 608 
tr. Martin Haselböck

Played on the St. Martini, Groningen, Netherlands (Arp Schnitger)

Dieterich Buxtehude: Praeludium in D Minor, BuxWV 140

Played on the St. Etienne, Caen, France (Cavaille-Coll)

Jehan Alain: Deuxième Fantaisie

Played on the Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, England (Father Willis)

Herbert Howellsfrom 3 Psalm-Preludes, Set 1, Op. 32 

  1. Ps 34: 6: “This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.”

Played on the Martinikerk, Doesburg, Netherlands (Walcker)

Max Reger: from Phantasie über den Choral “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Op. 52 (1873-1916) Fuge

At 2:00, Randy Steere, our resident organist, will give a brief presentation about the organ, explaining how our Hauptwerk organ works and what makes it special and groundbreaking.

 

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Website

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