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Isabelle is performing this weekend at Westminster United Church as part of their Concert Organ series. Classic 107's Claudia Garcia de la Huerta reached Isabelle at her home in Texas earlier this week. Missed our conversation with her? Listen here!

Isabelle Demers is Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas. A native of Quebec, she is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America’s most virtuosic organists. She received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School in New York City, where she studied with Paul Jacobs. Her dissertation — an analysis of Bach’s St. John Passion — was awarded the Richard French Prize for best dissertation at commencement. She has been a prize-winner and finalist in several international performance competitions and performs widely in the United States, Canada and Europe. Isabelle has performed previously on the Westminster Series in April 2013, and we welcome her return engagement.

 

 

Programme:

Orb and Sceptre
William Walton (trans. William McKie)

Petit Adagio, from The Seasons, op. 67
Alexandre Glazounov (trans. Isabelle Demers)

Rhapsody op. 17 #1 in D-flat Major
Herbert Howells

Scherzo and Final, from Fifth Organ Sonata
Raymond Daveluy

Allegro Vivace from Symphony #5, op. 42, no. 1
Charles-Marie Widor

Trio-Sonata #5 in C Major, BWV 529
JS Bach

Excerpts from Symphonie Fantastique
Hector Berlioz (trans. Isabelle Demers)

 

The concert is Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM at Westminster United Church.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. They are available at McNally Robinson booksellers or at the door.