Lecture / Reading

The Organ Symphonies of Louis Vierne - "Symphony No. 2"

Sponsored by Department of Music, Office for Religious Life


Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Music of great drama, poetry, longing, playfulness, pathos, exuberance, and deep sorrow. The six remarkable organ symphonies of Louis Vierne (1870-1937) tower over the organ music of the late romantic era. He was, for 37 years, the organist of Notre Dame de Paris, and it is with that building that his music is so closely identified. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth, the symphonies will be performed on the Murray Harris organ in historic Stanford Memorial Church.

On November 9, Amanda Mole, concert organist, will perform Vierne's Symphony No. 2.

Admission is free. $10 suggested donation to support the organ concert series at Stanford Memorial Church.

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 featured in recital at conventions of the American Guild of Organists (2015 New Haven CT) and the Organ Historical Society (2016 Philadelphia PA and 2018 Rochester NY).  She has a solo recording to be released in 2019 on the Naxos label.