Have you ever walked into the Auditorium to order a sandwich at Subway and noticed that there’s a giant organ behind the counter? It’s almost the best-kept secret on campus, you’d think, except that a few months ago, a group of students had the opportunity to learn to play this amazing organ in a Studium Generale workshop. Now it’s time for the real thing: a musical and impressive organ concert and an introduction by the TU/e organist from the very beginning: Jan Verschuren and the student wind orchestra Auletes.
For almost as long as the TU/e has existed, it has had a real pipe organ, donated by Philips in the early 1960s. There is a fascinating story to be told about the organ and its place in our University. And what better way to bring that story alive than to have the organ played again and fill the Auditorium with beautiful long-forgotten sounds and music.
The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Alfred Reed, Camille Saint Saëns, an arrangement specially written by Christiaan Janssen for Charles-Marie Widor’s organ concerto, and a Mozart-inspired jazzy work by Zsolt Gardonyi, hinting at pianist legends such as Erroll Garner, Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson.
Varied, surprising, and never seen or heard before. A one-off concert not to be missed.