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Archive for Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Famed organist to perform in series

October 31, 2007

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Lynne Davis will perform the next organ recital in the Bales Artist Series, which is in its inaugural year.

The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Bales Organ Recital Hall on Kansas University's campus.

Davis is the associate professor and Ann and Dennis Ross endowed Faculty of Distinction in Organ at Wichita State University. Davis was the only woman and the first American to earn the French "Certificat d'Aptitude de Professeur d'Orgue" in 1994. She has been a professor of organ at the French National Regional Conservatory in Caen and at the Conservatory of Music in Clamart near Paris. She is a former first prize winner of the prestigious St. Albans International Organ Competition, and she has been a featured performer at two national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. She has released many recordings, including discs recorded at Chartres Cathedral in France and St. Albans in England.

Davis' program will include works by De Grigny, Franck, Mulet, Durufle, Alain and Widor.

Tickets are $12 for the public and $5 for students, and can be purchased by calling 864-2787 or by visiting www.lied.ku.edu. The accompanying lecture and master class are free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 at the Bales Organ Recital Hall.

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