French organist Olivier Latry is one of the most distinguished concert organists in the world today. One of three titular organists at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, he is also Professor of Organ at the Paris Conservatory of Music, Organist Emeritus with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in Canada, and maintains a full schedule of concert performances appearing regularly as a soloist at prestigious venues and festivals, and with leading orchestras around the world.
With great thanks to the generious support of the Mr. Kenneth H. and Frances S. Kerr Organ Recital Endowment Fund, this concert is free and open to the public.
Please join us on April 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in All Saints' Chapel for a recital featuring Dr. Geoffrey H. Ward, university organist and choirmaster and Mr. Peter Bond, trumpet at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Lincoln Center as well as Sewanee Summer Music Festival faculty member.
Admission is free.
The recital will last approximately 1 hour and a reception is to follow immediately after at McGriff Alumni House.
This is the kick off to the 2018 Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
You are invited to a performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth on Thursday, February 15 by the American Shakespeare Center, in Guerry Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, with period music from the company beginning at that time.
The performance will be in memory of our dear friend and School of Letters faculty member Ann Jennalie Cook, distinguished Shakespeare scholar, who passed away last summer. Through the generosity of one of Ann's many grateful students at the School of Letters, we are able to honor her with this performance of Macbeth.
On Sunday afternoon, February 11, 2018, the University of the South pays tribute to that landmark event by hosting another momentous concert, the Aaron Diehl Quartet in performance, reviving the songs played by the MJQ back in ’61. Aaron Diehl, celebrated for his virtuosity as both jazz and classical pianist, brings the outstanding vibraphonist Warren Wolf along with David Wong, bass, and Peter Van Nostrand, drums—altogether forming an ensemble exceptionally capable of handling the MJQ book.
The concert offers brilliant a cappella performances. The Grammy Award–winning Fairfield Four is best known for its contributions to the movie and soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Rooftop Records, whose members have won a combined five medals in the International Collegiate Quartet Competition among them, also sing. This award-winning ensemble is passionate about music education and has been pathbreaking in its expansion of the a cappella repertory. A cappella groups from Sewanee will also be heard. The Cambiata, Cadence, and Key of D groups perform after a day of rehearsals with Rooftop Records.
Rooftop Records: www.rooftoprecordsquartet.com
Fairfield Four: www.thefairfieldfour.com
No tickets required.