Celebrity Organ Recital | Alexander Paine


Annual Organ Recital presented by the Hobart Organ Society and the Conservatorium of Music

Start Date

27th Aug 2017 3:00pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E.; T. 6226 7314

This year's organ recital will be performed by Alexander Paine, a young Australian organist and a rising star from Adelaide. Alexander Paine completed his studies at the Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University, before embarking for post-graduate studies in Europe. He chose the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, a world renowned centre for studies in early music. He completed his Masters degree there and now lives in Switzerland performing and continuing his studies. 

Alexander will present a program of mainly Baroque music, with just a short excursion into the 20th Century. The program is framed by works of J.S.Bach (closing with Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in d minor). The recital will include a Sonata in Mozartian style by Bach’s youngest son Johann Christian Bach (the “London” Bach) and a charming Flute concert by J. H. Knecht, born just after Bach’s death. The recital will also include a taste of early Italian and Spanish organ music, so come along to hear Fantasia by William Byrd, and enjoy an excursion into more contemporary music that will take you to France (Jehan Alain’s Choral Dorien) and England (Robin Milford’s lovely Chorale Prelude on “St.Columba”) There is also a very special piece in the program, and one that few organists can present: Peter Planyavsky’s Three Miniatures for Pedal Recorder. Never heard of a Pedal Recorder? Well, this may be your only chance to hear one! These three pieces are written for recorder and organ pedals, performed by one organist “multi-tasking”; three quirky and charming miniatures, reserved for organists who also have a degree in recorder playing!

FREE | No RSVP required.

Presented by the Hobart Organ Society with the support of the Conservatorium of Music.