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William T. Kemper Artist-in-Residence Olivier Latry

2020 KU Organ Conference:

Louis Vierne (1870-1937):
The Man and His Music
In Celebration of his 150th Birthday
Oct. 22-24, 2020
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More about the conference: Olivier Latry, organist of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and Professor of Organ at the Paris Conservatory, was appointed as a faculty member at the University of Kansas in 2019. He will be in residence at KU Music for the second time in October 2020. As part of each residency, KU Music is sponsoring a conference on different aspects of French organ music and culture. The conference will focus on Louis Vierne, commemorating his sesquicentennial birthday.

The conference registration fee includes two days of conference masterclasses and/or lectures, and one ticket for Olivier Latry's solo concert at Bales Organ Recital Hall. Concert ticket sales to the general public will be released June 15 through the Lied Center of Kansas Box Office. A more detailed conference schedule will be published in the coming weeks.

2021 KU Organ Conference:

Charles-Marie Widor and Marcel Dupré:
A Century at St. Sulpice: 1870-1971

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Past Conference Schedule

Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Lied Center Pavilion

9:30 a.m. Conference Welcome: The Latry Residencies
9:45 a.m. Lecture: “Music in Louis XIV’s Court and Chapel”
Colin Roust, Associate Professor of Musicology, KU
10:30 a.m. Break

Bales Organ Recital Hall

10:45 a.m. Master Class, Olivier Latry, French Classic Organ Music I
12:15 p.m. Lunch on your own
2 p.m. Master Class, Olivier Latry, French Classic Organ Music II     
3:30 p.m. Break

Lied Center Pavilion

3:45 p.m. Lecture: “The French Church Through the 18th Century”
Michael Bauer, Professor of Organ and Church Music, KU
4:30 p.m. Lecture-Demonstration: How Suite It Is: French Dances in Baroque Music”
Paul Laird, Professor of Musicology, KU, along with Sunflower Baroque
5:15 p.m. Dinner on your own

Bales Organ Recital Hall

7:30 p.m. Recital: Alternatim Mass drawn from the works of Louis Marchand Organ Students from the University of Kansas
Chant Schola from the Bales Chorale performing chant in 17th Century French style

Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Bales Organ Recital Hall

9 a.m. Lecture: “The French Classic Organ”
Olivier Latry
10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Master Class, Olivier Latry, Organ Music of Nicolas de Grigny
Noon Lunch on your own
2 p.m. Lecture: “The Building of Notre-Dame in Paris”
Areli Marina, Associate Professor of Medieval Art & Architecture
Kress Foundation Department of Art History
Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Movie: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Matthew Gender, organist

Olivier Latry: Benefit Concert for Notre Dame Workers

Sun., Nov. 10, 2019 

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

7 p.m. Olivier Latry will present his first recital as the William T. Kemper Artist in Residence at the University of Kansas School of Music.
415 W. 13th, Kansas City, MO
Purchase tickets online or by calling (816) 561-9999.

Olivier Latry will play a benefit concert for workers who lost their jobs as a result of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris this past spring. The recital will include works by Boëly, Franck, Vierne, Gigout, Bach, Mozart, Guillou, and Liszt, along with a closing improvisation. Tickets start at just $10 for students and can now be purchased online or by calling (816) 561-9999.


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