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Local & Regional Events

AGO National Organ Pedagogy Conference at the University of Kansas

From October 18-21, 2017, the AGO National Organ Pedagogy Conference will be held at the University of Kansas. The title of the conference is “Organ and Improvisation Study in the French Conservatory System.” This event will bring together an unprecedented collection of world-renowned French organists and scholars to play, teach, and lecture at the University of Kansas.

Master classes in organ literature will all be taught simultaneously by two teachers: the master class schedule is as follows:

  1. French Classic: Michel Bouvard/ Olivier Latry
  2. German Baroque: Olivier Latry/Vincent Dubois
  3. French Symphonic: Michel Bouvard/Olivier Latry
  4. Modern French: Vincent Dubois/Michael Bouvard
  5. Improvisation: Philippe Lefebvre

Lectures and panel discussions include the following

  • “Lessons Learned from Our Teachers”
  • “The History of Organ Study in the Paris Conservatoire”
  • “Organ Study in the Regional Conservatory System”
  • “The Pedagogical Approach of Marie-Claire Alain”
  • “Improvisation Pedagogy”
  • “Teaching Technique”
  • “Our Approach to Teaching Organ and Improvisation”

To register, go to: agopedagogyconference.music.ku.edu

If you have questions, contact:
Email: mbauer@ku.edu

Public Concerts at the AGO National Pedagogy Conference at KU

In addition to conference registrants, a limited number of concert tickets are available to the public. Ticketing is being handled through the Lied Center Ticket Office, 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu.

The concert schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 8:00 p.m.
This is a special concert. Please consider re-arranging your Wednesday night choir rehearsal this week so that you can attend. All five organists will participate along with the nationally known chant choir from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska. The concert will be a concert mass as it would have been celebrated in 17th century France, alternating chant with organ music. In this case, the organ music will be movements of the Couperin Parish Mass in alternation with improvised movements. This is a unique concert that has never before occurred.

Thursday, Oct. 19 at 4:00 p.m. Shin-Young Lee, noted French concert artist

Thursday, Oct. 19 at 8:00 p.m. Olivier Latry, organist titulaire at Notre Dame Cathedral

Friday, Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. Michel Bouvard, organiste titulaire at St. Sernin Cathedral in Toulouse and organ faculty at the Paris Conservatoire

Friday, Oct. 20 at 8:00, p.m. This is also a special concert. Philippe Lefebvre, oneof the world’s greatest improvisers, professor of improvisation at the Paris Conservatoire for many years, and a current organiste titulaire at Notre Dame Cathedral will present a completely improvised recital illustrating a variety of different styles of improvisation

Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11:00 a.m. Vincent Dubois, organiste titulaire of Notre Dame ​Cathedral and Director of the Strasbourg Conservatory of Music.