FIU Music Festival: Organ Virtuoso Thomas Trotter

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“City of Birmingham-based organist Thomas Trotter is rightly regarded as one of the most brilliant concert organists currently on the world stage. ….. Trotter’s performances are invigorating, revealing the inner details of the music. He consistently chooses appropriate tempos and projects strong rhythm. His nuanced playing takes advantage of this instrument’s sensitive and responsive action. A virtuoso’s virtuoso, he harnesses his immaculate technique and musicianship to serve every aspect of the music.”

James Hildreth – The American Organist, December 2013

 

Program

C.M.WIDOR                  Allegro vivace

1844-1937                     from Symphony No. 5

 

J.S.BACH                      Prelude & Fugue in A BWV 536

1685-1750

 

 A.GINASTERA                Toccata, Villancico y Fuga (B.A.C.H.)

1916-1983

 

Rachel LAURIN                Etude Héroïque Opus 38

1961-

 

G.ROSSINI                    Overture to The Thieving Magpie

1792-1868                     arr. T.Trotter

 

C.GOUNOD                   Funeral March of a Marionette

1818-1893                     arr. W.T. Best

 

ELGAR Sonata in G major

1857-1934                     Allegro maestoso – Allegretto – Andante espressivo –

Presto (comodo)

 

About Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians. He has been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s prestigious Instrumentalist Award in recognition of his particular achievements as ‘one of the foremost exponents of the organist’s art,’ International Performer of the Year Award for 2012 by the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and, in 2016, the Royal College of Organists Medal. He has performed as soloist with conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Valery Gergiev, Sir Charles Mackerras and, amongst many others, succeeding generation’s Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Sakari Oramo, Edward Gardner, Francois-Xavier Roth, Petri Sakari, Andris Nelsons and Thomas Sondergaard.

For the FIU Music Festival, he plays FIU’s crown jewel, the Sydell Ida Wertheim Organ. Presented in collaboration with the American Guild of Organists.

School of Music
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center