Free Pipe Organ Concert

Jens Korndörfer (Germany / USA)

16 November 2013 (Saturday)
5pm
Concert Hall

Jens Korndörfer (Germany / USA)

German-born concert organist Jens Korndörfer has performed to critical acclaim at many prestigious venues including Westminster Abbey in London, Notre-Dame Cathedral and St. Sulpice in Paris, Chapel Royal in Versailles, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, Ulm Minster, the Cathedral Church of St. James in Toronto, Suntory Hall and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space in Tokyo, Kyoto Concert Hall, etc. In September 2005, Korndörfer became the first appointed German organist in residence at Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara in Sapporo, Japan. Aside from his numerous performances throughout Japan, he gave master classes and concertised with orchestras. In October 2008, he won the third prize in the First Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal, as well as the second prize and the Liszt Prize in the second edition of the same competition three years later. In September 2012, he was appointed organist at First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA, which houses two magnificent instruments by Möller/Zimmer (IV/105) and Klop (II/15).

Programme

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
(arr. Liszt)
Introduction and Fugue
(from the Cantata Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
(arr. Bach)
Organ Concerto in A minor
I.    Allegro
II.   Adagio
III.  Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
(arr. Jens Korndörfer)
The Fifth Symphony, Op. 67
II. Andante con moto

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
(arr. Vierne)
Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3, 2

Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
(Reconstructed by Duruflé)
Choral-Improvisation sur le Victimæ paschali

Free tickets are distributed at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Enquiries Counter (9am to 9pm daily) from 25 Oct onwards. Each patron may get a maximum of 4 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Audiences aged 6 and above are welcome. Running time of the concert is about 40 minutes without intermission. Members of the audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break.

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme without prior notice should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

Programme Enquiries: 2734 2009 / 2734 2819