Ars organi II: Vive la France! with Erik Suter, organ

Event details

  • Friday | October 18, 2019
  • 7:30 pm
  • St. Paul's Nave

Erik Suter

The month-long Ars organi Fall Festival celebrating the Holtkamp and Hradetzky organs at St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights, wraps up with three recitals and a lecture over the weekend of October 18-20.

Organist Erik Suter will perform on the Holtkamp organ a program of French works by Duruflé, Dupré, Tournemire, and Alain on Friday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. Suter is the former organist at the Washington National Cathedral and a commercial pilot.

On Saturday, October 19, at 4 p.m., Steven Plank will play “Organ Music of the Seventeeth Century” on St. Paul’s Hradetzky organ. Plank is professor of musicology at Oberlin and the associate organist/choirmaster at St. Paul’s; he will play works by Scheidt, Frescobaldi, Buxtehude, and Louis Couperin.

On Sunday, October 20, at 4 p.m., St. Paul’s organist Karel Paukert will present “Petr Eben: The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart (after Jan Amos Komensky-Comenius.” Case Professor of Humanities John Orlock will narrate. Paukert will give a related talk entitled “Eben & Comenius: Two Czech Visionaries” on Saturday, October 19, at 11 a.m. in the Holtkamp organ loft.

    All events are free and made possible by grants from the Ingalls Foundation and the Charles H. Teare and Clifford K. Kern Music fund at the Cleveland Foundation.