This Sunday our own Stephen Tharp will receive the highest honor that the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists can bestow:

2011 International Performer of the Year

Bravo Stephen!

Stephen will be presented with the award at a concert he will offer at
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin
New York City
Sunday, 19 February 2012
8.00 pm

P R O G R A M

Sortie Improvisée sur “Venez, Divin Messie” (1974)…….Pierre Cochereau (1924–1984)
…..Transcribed by Stephen Tharp. First performance.

Symphonie No. 10 “Romane,” op. 73 …….Charles-Marie Jean Albert Widor (1844–1937)
…..Moderato; Choral (Adagio); Cantilène (Lento); Final

Variations on the hymn-tune Rouen (2010)…….George Baker (b. 1951)
…..Dedicated to Stephen Tharp, and composed in memory of Jehan Alain.

Intermission

Lied, from “Douze Pièces” (1932)…….Gaston Litaize (1909–1991)

Évocation Poème Symphonique, op. 37…….Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)
…..Moderato; Adagio con tenerezza; Allegro deciso

Free to NYC Chapter AGO members; general admission: $15. 212-869-5830 x 24.

Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, Inc.
Boston, Mass. – Opus 891 (1932), 891-A (1942)
Revised by Mann & Trupiano (1988-2002)
Electro-pneumatic action
4 manuals, 91 stops, 93 ranks
Larry Trupiano, organ curator