Take a trip back to another century with this intimate concert supporting one of NYC’s most historic musical instruments—the 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ.
On Saturday, September 12 at 7:30pm, a rare organ concert will be given by the internationally acclaimed Dr. Michał Szostak from his home in Poland, thanks to the Friends of the Erben Organ. Dr. Szostak is a concert organist, researcher and organologist from Poland who has played in renowned venues all over the world.
This virtual performance will celebrate J.S. Bach’s 335th birthday year with a showcase of works by the iconic composer and his predecessors. During the concert, Dr. Szostak will also improvise on various musical subjects and develop them in different musical styles, and will end the recital with the famous Polonaise from the movie “Pan Tadeusz” by Wojciech Kilar, a musical tribute to Poland.
Tune in early at 7:15 for a tour of one of NYC’s oldest churches, and the last surviving large and intact instrument constructed by the renowned New York City organ builder Henry Erben in 1868. It contains 2,500 pipes and has been played for over 150 years! This organ is one of the most significant historic instruments in the nation, and the recital will raise money for the restoration and care of this beautiful, precious instrument.
Along with your ticket to the event, you’ll also be able to download of a recording of the Erben organ for free.
Erben Organ Days 2020 is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by LMCC.
New York State Council on the Arts