Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day
Sat, June 8, 2013 | Verizon Hall
The Third Annual Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day at the Kimmel Center, featuring:
- The New City Brass Ensemble, performing works with the organ including the Gigout Grand Choeur Dialogue, Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine, and the inimitable Widor Toccata
- A silent film accompanied by the youthful and skilled Erik Meyer
- Children's Hour with time set aside for youngsters interested in trying out the instrument (No piano skills necessary!)
Opera Philadelphia is thrilled to participate in the third annual Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The organ is one of the few instruments capable of emulating the power and majesty of a full orchestra while recreating the drama of the opera stage. To celebrate this magnificent instrument and to bring operatic experiences out of the opera house, Opera Philadelphia will present a program of arias and ensembles in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the births of two operatic titans: Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) and Richard Wagner (1813-1883). The talented singers from Opera Philadelphia will perform selections highlighting both composers' masterworks.
This event is free of charge, and you may come and go as you please. We look forward to introducing YOU to the King of Instruments.
All programs and artists subject to change.