“Rising Stars” Night at Monday’s concert

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:


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

ii. March

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

Hamburger Totentanz

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).

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