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Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series - Michel Bouvard

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  • Location:
    Eastman School - Off Campus Christ Church
  • Date:
    Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Time:
    7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Event Description


RCORS Presents: Michel Bouvard

Please join us February 21st at 7:30pm as French concert organist Michel Bouvard presents a program of French and German organ music as part of the 2019-2020 Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series (RCORS). Msr. Bouvard’s program will include works by Louis Couperin, Nicolas De Grigny, and Johann Sebastian Bach, and will be performed on two of Eastman’s famous historic organs: a 1893 Hook & Hastings American organ, and a 2008 historic reconstruction of a 1776 Casparini Lithuanian organ, both housed at Christ Church Rochester on East Avenue. 

Recognized as a leading interpreter of French repertoire, Michel Bouvard is regularly invited to perform internationally on historic organs in Europe and in concert halls throughout Asia and North America. He has given more than 1,000 concerts in more than 25 countries, including recent performances in New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Montreal, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Brussels, St. Petersburg, Seoul, London, Leipzig, New Orleans and San Francisco, among others. Bouvard is an organist of the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, titular organist of the Basilique Saint-Sernin in Toulouse, and a professor of organ at the Paris Conservatory. He is a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (knight of arts and letters): a national and cultural honor in France.

Prof. Bouvard has been a professor of organ at the Paris Conservatory along with his colleague Olivier Latry since 1995. For Fall 2013, Bouvard was invited to join the organ faculty at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester as a professor-in-residence.  He has held similar teaching residencies at Yale University (2015), and at the Tokyo University of the Arts (2016).

The Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series (RCORS) is administered by the Rochester AGO Chapter, collaborating with the Eastman School of Music, WXXI, and several local churches to invite some of today’s leading concert organists to perform on Rochester’s rich array of pipe organs. More information on the concert series can be found at 

Tickets may be purchased at the door half an hour in advance of the concert. Suggested donation is $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and AGO members, and $5 for students. Card accepted.

Friday, February 21st


RCORS Presents: Michel Bouvard

Christ Church

141 East Ave

Rochester, NY 14604


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