Archive for Sunday, October 31, 1999


October 31, 1999


Marie-Claire Alain, internationally known organist, will be the guest artist at the Kansas University Organ Conference, "Organ Music of France," Thursday through Saturday at Bales Organ Recital Hall.

More than 100 organists from throughout the country are expected to attend.

Alain, the recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Guild of Organists, will present lectures and recitals and conduct master classes during the three-day conference. Her public performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, when she will play an all-Bach program, and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, when she will play an all-French program.

Also performing during the conference are:

  • James Higdon, KU professor of organ and church music, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. He will be assisted by the KU Collegium Musicum, directed by Simon Carrington, KU professor of choral music.
  • KU organ students, 3:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Michael Bauer, KU associate professor of organ and church music, 1:30 p.m. Saturday. He also will be assisted by the Collegium Musicum.

The conference's sessions are open only to registered participants. A one-day registration is available, which includes a ticket to the nightly concert.

Tickets for Alain's recitals are on sale at the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS.

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