Experience the incredible musicianship of Ken Cowan, one of North America’s finest concert organists, on the “overwhelmingly breathtaking” E.M. Skinner Organ. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, he maintains a rigorous performing schedule which takes him to major concert venues and churches in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
Concert repertoire on November 17 will include Pageant, by Leo Sowerby; a Humoresque by Canadian composer Rachel Laurin; two late-Romantic works of German composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert, exploiting the many poetic colors of the Skinner organ; and a transcription of Richard Wagner’s Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music from his opera Die Walkure.
“… one of the most outstanding young organists on the scene today. His unassuming manner and his sure and relaxed technique hide a fiery yet totally musical approach to organ playing.” The Diapason
The E.M. Skinner Organ at the Church of the Transfiguration
“…when you attend an organ concert here, the church’s unique surround sound will create a memory that will stay with you forever.” —Yankee Magazine
Built by Nelson Barden & Associates of Boston, MA, the E. M. Skinner organ at the Church of the Transfiguration is a restoration and expansion of components fromseventeen twentieth-century organs of the E. M. Skinner Organ Company. Consistent with the artwork in the Church, the rich variety of sounds and voices it can create give it the ability to “speak” a multitude of musical languages in prayer and praise to God. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of construction. The organ is on its final path to completion, and when completed, it will include 150 ranks and over 12,000 pipes.,These are suspended in mahogany cases over the two side aisles.