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March 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmFree
A free harpsichord recital featuring works of Johann Sebastian Bach
Sunday, March 19, 6 pm
St. Mary’s Church at the Old Ursuline Convent, 1116 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA. 70116
EMMANUEL ARAKELIAN. Emmanuel Arakélian is a 2012 graduate of the Conservatoire national de région Toulon Provence Méditerranée. Graduating with highest honors in organ, harpsichord and basso continuo, he subsequently entered the famed Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (founded in 1795). At the conservatory, he has specialized in both organ (class of Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard) and harpsichord (class of Olivier Baumont). Emmanuel’s love for early music and his interest in instrument building, has lead him to work extensively with historic organs and harpsichords and to conduct research on baroque ornamentation and musical rhetoric. He has performed throughout Europe and at major organ festivals such as the International Organ Festival of the Chartres Cathedral and Toulouse Les Orgues. He has become increasingly popular as a harpsichord recitalist and soloist with orchestra.
He is organist and Artistic Director of Saint Léonce Cathedral of Fréjus, France.
Listen to Mr. Arakélian at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb2SxBqD7cY
He is currently serving as young artist in residence at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France in New Orleans. The young artist in residence program is funded through the generosity of the Elise Murray Cambon Memorial Trust.
Music An all Bach harpsichord recital. The program is designed to show the variety of Bach’s harpsichord compositions and will include works such as The Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother (BWV 992), the Adagio in G major (BWV 968), as well as a selection of Bach’s late works for harpsichord.
A free will offering will be taken at this recital to benefit the musical program of St. Mary’s, specifically the purchase of a Steinway Piano and the restoration of the historic Pilcher organ.