Cameron Carpenter is “smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music” by expanding the frontiers of his instrument and bringing it into the 21st century. And with a classical background and Juilliard education, the 33-year-old virtuoso engages just as vividly with the organ’s history as he does with his vision for its future. Alongside his 2016 U.S. tour, Carpenter will be lecturing to students across the country about the past, present, and future of organs and organ music—about the instrument’s power and promise as it evolved in concept and design from ancient Greece to today and how organs have both influenced and reflected amazing achievements in not just music but also science and engineering. Most importantly, he will showcase his one-of-a-kind, digital, International Touring Organ, a super-computer-powered behemoth that he co-designed and travels the world performing on. Students will have the chance to meet with Carpenter, ask him questions, and play on the International Touring Organ. San Francisco will be the opening event in this new series.
Please fill out registration form to RSVP before January 15, 2016.