2016 - 2017 SEASON
Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez, Director of Music
Archdiocese of Hartford
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Cathedral Campus Map and Parking Information
THE ALBERT SCHWEITZER ORGAN FESTIVAL
19th Annual Competition Opening Concert
Featuring the 2016 Judges and the Austin Organ
CATHEDRAL OF SAINT JOSEPH
Friday, September 30, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.
Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival features an annual national
competition for young organ students with winners receiving awards to
further their music education. The purpose of the Festival is to
encourage young organists and to enhance the area of organ education -
both to support young people studying the organ and to increase general appreciation of organ music of the past and present. These students will have the
opportunity to benefit from the experience of recognized judges, compete
for monetary awards for their work, advance their resumes, and develop
close and lasting bonds with their peers. The Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival
in the Netherlands, founded in 1979 by the Albert Schweitzer Institute,
enabled many young European organists to become leaders in their field.
This U.S. version energizes organ musicianship in North America. Area
residents and others in the region greatly enjoy this annual exposure to
the finest in organ music and performance.
All events are at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT, 06105. There is no admission charge for concerts at the Cathedral, but a free-will offering will be accepted.