WEEKEND ORGAN MEDITATIONS
This Sunday, 22 May at 4:00 p.m. Grace Church in New York welcomes Matteo Imbruno to the Weekend Organ Meditations.
Live from Grace Church in New York
2021 – 2022 Season
Saturday at 4:00 o’clock p.m. each week
September 12th to 29 May 2022
The diverse repertoire of the pipe organ
TODAY, Sunday 22 May
Matteo Imbruno, guest organist
Fantasia 3…….Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Toccata per l’elevazione…….Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Concerto, BWV 1054…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
for harpsichord strings and basso continuo
Allegro; Adagio e piano sempre; Allegro
If Music be the food of Love,
Play on…..William Shakespeare
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Wishing you and yours a Joyous Eastertide.
Matteo Imbruno, a native of Pietramontecorvino, Italy, studied organ in Bologna (Liuwe Tamminga), Rotterdam (Bernard Winsemius) and Lübeck (Martin Haselböck). He is resident organist of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, the same position that Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck held in the 17th century. Mr. Imbruno is also the resident organist of the Museum Amsterdam Hermitage. Active as a concert performer, he has played in the most prestigious festivals and music centres of Europe, Japan, South America and the United States.
Mr. Imbruno has had the regular privilege of performing duo recitals for two organs with the late Gustav Leonhardt. He was visiting teacher at the Buenos Aires Conservatory, University of Rosario, University of Mendoza (Argentina), Arizona State University (Phoenix USA) and Brown University (Providence USA).
Mr. Imbruno presents masterclasses around the world and is in demand on international juries. He has recorded several CD’s on historical organs in The Netherlands and Italy, and has made recordings for the BBC radio London. Matteo Imbruno is the artistic director of the “International Organ Competition Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck” and of the “Fondazione Accademia di Musica Italiana per Organo (Pistoia)”.