String along with Me

April 27, 2014

This program features the organ in combination with full string ensemble in a series of well-known and beloved works such as the Albinoni ‘Adagio’, an ‘Ave Maria’ or two, one of the Handel organ concertos, AND a surprise concerto just for the spice of it. Organ and strings provide an interesting and unique combination of tones and textures, just ripe for colorful exportation, and this program will take full advantage of that fact. There will be a special performance of J. S. Bach’s “Kom Susser Tod” which became famous under the hand of Leopold Stokowski in his arrangement for the Philadelphia

Orchestra and then made doubly famous by the Virgil Fox when he arranged the string version for the world’s largest organ at Wanamaker’s (now Macy’s) Department Store in Philadelphia.