Monday, May 16, 2016
—One in a series of dedication concerts on the new Andrew Pipe Organ—
The Program | About Aaron David Miller
Festival Overture | Felix Mendelssohn (1819–1847)
Prelude and Fugue in E minor “The Cathedral,” BWV 533
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750); adapted by K. Straube (1910)
Four Argentinian Dances
1. Liberatango (1974) | Astor Piazzolla / A. D. Miller
2. Adios Nonina (1959) | Astor Piazzolla / A. D. Miller
3. Por Una Cabeza (1935) | Carlos Gardel / A. D. Miller
4. Habanera (2014) | A. D. Miller
Rain Descends (2014)
(Video imagery captured by students of Minneapolis School of Art and Design)
Hornpipe in F | G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Three Turkish Marches for Barrel Organ | W. A. Mozart (1756–1791)
1. March from Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384
2. March, K. 290
3. Ronda alla Turca, K. 331
Fireflies (2009) | A. D. Miller
Three Preludes | George Gershwin (1898–1937)
3. Allegro con Ritmo
Improvisation | A. D. Miller
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About the Organist: Aaron David Miller
Aaron David Miller is a renowned organ improviser, having won numerous international awards and given concerts across the country. Dr. Miller’s performances have been heard on Pipe Dreams and numerous television programs.
His orchestra works have been performed by such ensembles as the Seattle Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Zurich Symphony, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Recent compositions include works for Yale University and an upcoming Christmas recording by the Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul, Minnesota. His organ, choral, and orchestra compositions are published by Augsburg Fortress, Paraclete Publishing, and Oxford University Press.
Dr. Miller was one of the featured artists at the 2016 National AGO Convention held in Houston. In addition to many performance prizes, Dr. Miller was recipient of the 2004 Hellenikon Idyllion Prize for Composition, Athens, Greece.
He is Music Director at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. He is also a Forensic Musicologist for Donato Music.
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For more information about organ concerts, contact John Sherer, Organist and Director of Music (312.981.3592).