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Distinguished Artist Recital Series Concludes at First Baptist Church Near Scott Circle

Sun., Apr. 27 (4pm): Hector Olivera will be the featured organist performing works Bach, Widor, Dupré, Driffill, Vierne and Meyerbeer for this third of three concerts intended to showcase the church’s custom-built, spectacular new organ’s capabilities and glorious sounds which had its debut on September 15th (see report at http://tinyurl.com/lsk8k2l), containing 6,000 pipes in four chambers and two trumpets en chamade and a five-manual with 229 stops console allowing for a wide variety of sound combinations. (See also, “A New ‘King of Instruments’ Coming to the Neighborhood; Organ Soon to be Heard,” InTowner, page 1 August 2013 issue PDF at http://tinyurl.com/pge8g45.)

Olivera began playing the organ as a child in his native Argentina and launched his professional concert career in 1968. His concert venues have included the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Albert Hall in London, Constitution Hall inWashington, DC, Balboa Park in San Diego, Myerson Concert Hall in Dallas, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in <Los Angeles>.

Admission is free; contributions will be accepted. A reception to meet the artist will follow the program. Valet parking will be available at the 16th and O Streets entrance to the sanctuary. For more information call 387-2206