SNC:AGO RECITALISTS

Isabelle Demers: October 11, 2013
and May 11, 2012

 
 
 
 

Isabelle Demers is Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas. A native of Québec, she is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America's most virtuosic organists.

She began piano and organ study at age eleven at the Montréal Conservatory of Music. After graduation in 2003 she studied on scholarship for a year in Paris at the École Normal de Paris-Alfred Cortot. She earned her Master's and Doctoral degrees from the Julliard School in New York City where she studied with Paul Jacobs.

Dr. Demers has been a featured performer at many national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, the Organ Historical Society and the International Society of Organ-Builders. Recent engagements include the Cathedrals of Cologne and Regensburg in Germany, St. Paul's Cathedral in London, the Royal Opera House of Muscat, Oman, as well as major universities and concert halls in the U.S., among them Davies Hall, Disney Hall, the Kimmel Center, the Wanamaker Organ, Yale University and the Eastman School of Music. Highlights of her 2013-2014 season include the re-dedication of the Royal Festival Hall organ (London), concerts at Longwood Gardens (PA), Rockefeller Chapel-University of Chicago, as well as tours in Australia/New Zealand and Germany next summer.

Dr. Demers has recorded four highly acclaimed CDs. Her most recent, Bach, Bull and Bombardes, was released on the Pro Organo label in May, 2013.

Dr. Demers was the last recitalist in our 2011-2012 Recital Series here in Doc Rando Hall before the flooding accident, and we are pleased to welcome her back to play the first guest recital on the restored instrument.

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PROGRAM:
October 11, 2013

Cortege Academique: Ernest MacMillan (1893-1973)

Sleeping Beauty Op. 66: Pyotr I.Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
(transcribed Demers)

Scene
Danse des Duchesses
Danse des Baronnes
Danse des Comtesses
Danse des Marquises
Farandole, Scene et Danse

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, swv 541: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue in E-flat Minor: Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Dr. Bull's Goodnight: John Bull (1562-1628)

Allegro Moderato from Sonata 16 in G-sharp Minor, op.175: Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Romeo and Juliet Op. 64: Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) (transcribed Demers)

Street awakens
Romeo at the fountain
Madrigal
Morning serenade

Prelude and Fugue in B Major Op. 7: Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

PROGRAM:
May 11, 2012

Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

"Allegro Vivace" from Symphony No. 5, Op. 107, "Reformation": Felix Mendelssohn (transcribed Demers)

Twenty-Four Short Pieces, Op. 43 and Op. 58: Rachel Laurin (b.1961)

Toccatina, Op. 43, No. 2
Trumpet Tune, Op. 43, No. 6
Dance and Variations, Op. 58, No. 5
Square Fugue, Op. 43, No. 11
Triangular Fugue, Op. 43, No. 12

Fantasy on the chorale fan feste Burg ist unser Gott, Op. 27: Max Reger (1873-1916)

Cinderella: Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
transcribed Demers

Introduction
Gavotte
Three Oranges
Cinderella gets ready for the Ball
Cinderella's Waltz

Toccata from Sixth Sonata for Organ: Raymond Daveluy (b. 1926)

 

Isabelle Demers is represented by
Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists: concertartists.com
and records for Acis: acisproductions.com