At 7:30 p.m. on Monday July 15 this summer’s San Diego International Organ Festival continues with a spotlight on two young champions of the organ: Aaron Tan and Luke Staisiunas. Each of them was a winner in the 2018 Young Organists competition held by their respective organizations: the American Guild of Organists (Aaron) and the American Theatre Organ Society (Luke).
Their musical selections add up to a colorful concert that will be full of variety:
AARON TAN —
Joseph Jongen—Toccata, op. 104
Jongen Prière (from Quatre Pièces pour Orgue, op. 37)
Georges Bizet—Farandole (from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2) trans. Joel Hastings
Joseph Ermend Bonnal La Vallée du Béhorléguy, au matin (from Paysages Euskariens)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky from The Nutcracker, op. 71 trans. Aaron Tan
i. The Christmas Tree
Robert Schumann—Fugue No. 6 in B-flat (from Sechs Fugen über den Namen BACH, op. 60)
I Don’t Need Anything But You, from “Annie”— Charles Strause
Life on Mars— David Bowie
March Militaire— Reneé Becker
In Dir ist Freude— J.S. Bach
Bolero De Concert—Lefebure Wely
Lover Come Back to Me— Romberg
Overture to ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’— Offenbach
Click here for the schedule of artists at this summer’s Organ Festival.
You can download a PDF version of the program that has all musical selections by clicking here (or checking the column at right).