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ACFNY SUPPORTED | CONCERT
ORGAN RECITAL SERIES | ELMO COSENTINI
SUNDAY, MAY 13 2012, 05:15 PM
For the first time ever, renowned Austrian organist Elmo Cosentini will be be touring the United States for a series of concerts. The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to support this special organ concert at St. Thomas Church in Midtown Manhattan (photo by Eric Hunt), which will include works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, and a 1924 composition by Franz Schmidt.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata et Fuga D-Minor, BWV 538
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Adagio und Allegro in f für ein Orgelwerk, KV 594 (1790)
Franz Liszt - from Années de pèlerinage. Troisième année: Angelus! Prière aux anges gardiens. (1848-53)
Franz Schmidt - Toccata C-Major (1924)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vienna-born Elmo Cosentini studied organ, piano, orchestral conducting, and composition at Vienna’s University for Music and Performing Arts. His performances as a pianist and organist have taken him to Europe, the US, South Africa, China, Australia, and New Zealand; he has played with numerous orchestras such as the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, has premiered contemporary compositions, recorded albums and performed in live broadcasts for radio and television. Cosentini served as a conductor at the Klagenfurt opera house in Carinthia.
Elmo Cosentini has also given lectures, master classes, and workshops at universities, conservatories, and conventions, including at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists 2004 in Los Angeles, the International Summer Academy in Venice, and at the Linda-a-Velha Music School in Lisbon.
Elmo Cosentini currently teaches at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he earned a doctor's degree for his dissertation on Rachmaninoff's piano music. He also serves as the organist for the Viennese Parishes of Heiligenstadt and St. Augustin.
His next concert will take place on May 18. In Washington D.C., and a second New York-concert is scheduled for May 18 at the city’s famed Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
1 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Free and open to the public.