Notable organists to give recitals in Baltimore
Two high-profile organists will be giving recitals in Baltimore a week apart.
First up is Sergio Militello, principal organist of the Duomo, the famed cathedral in Florence that represents one of the architectural gems on the Renaissance. Militello, who has concertized extensively around the world, will play works by Olivier Messiaen, Leo Sowerby and Jehan Alain, among others, in a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Ignatius, where the church's 150-year-old Simmons organ was recently renovated.
The program also promises an "improvisation on sacred song" with the excellent Choir of St. Ignatius Church, Paul U. Teie director. Admission is free. A sample of Militello's artistry is below.
The following Sunday, Richard Elliott III returns to his hometown to give a recital. Elliott, who did his early studies at Peabody, has been principal organist of ...
the storied Mormon Tabernacle Choir since 1991 and has had a international concert career as well.
The recital is at 4 p.m. March 18th at Holy Comforter
Church. Admission is $20.