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NSO Organ Series Continues

Charles T. Downey, Kennedy Center’s organ series launches with fine performance
Washington Post, October 15

The acoustics of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall are not ideal. While it may be detrimental to the ensemble sound of the National Symphony Orchestra, the cavernous space is filled quite beautifully by the sound of the hall’s concert organ. The new season of the NSO’s organ series opened on Wednesday evening, with the NSO’s own organist, William Neil. Collaborative to the end, Neil invited along 10 colleagues from the NSO, offering a program of curiosities for brass, percussion, and organ.

In César Franck’s Chorale No. 1 in E Minor, Neil applied every combination of rich color in the organ to Franck’s tangled chromaticism... [Continue reading]
William Neal (organ) and Friends
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

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