Students from the Juilliard School @ Central Synagogue

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Central Synagogue

Performer: Students from the Juilliard School, organ
Location: Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Time: 12:30 PM
Admission: Free
Phone: (203) 978-3635
ADA Accessible: Yes
Series Info:

TheGabe Wiener Foundation is proud to continue its freelunchtime concert series PRISM CONCERTS: The OrganSeries. The series, which plays on the second and fourth Tuesday ofevery month at 12:30 PM at Central Synagogue in New York City, is onefor every music and art lover visiting or living in New York.


Theconcerts are performed on the Gabe M. Wiener Memorial Organ, anextraordinary instrument commissioned for Central Synagogue by Zena andMichael Wiener and Jenny Wiener Steingart in celebration of the life of Gabe M.Wiener.  The organ was constructed by the renowned firm ofCasavant Frères of St. Hyacinthe, Canada, and built for thespecific requirements of the congregation’s worship services and music program. The organ consists of two distinct, interconnected instruments: a BimahOrgan (Casavant Opus 3812) located on both sides of the bimah and usedprimarily during services to accompany the cantor, choir, and congregation; anda larger Gallery Organ (Casavant Opus 3813) located in the elevated reargallery and used both for services and concerts. This singular organ containsan impressive 4,345 pipes, 55 stops, and 74 ranks.  


Theseries is under the direction of Dr. Gail Archer, the esteemed director of themusic programs at Barnard College, Columbia University, and the conductor ofthe Barnard-Columbia Chorus. The first concert of each month willspotlight organists from around the globe—talented individuals who have yet tobe widely exposed to American audiences.  The latter concert ofeach month will feature students from the many acclaimed area universities—theundiscovered next generation of emerging organ and musical talents.

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