Superstar Organist, Cameron Carpenter

Superstar Organist, Cameron Carpenter

 
Cameron Carpenter

Friday, January 24, 7:30pm
at Grace Cathedral

Cameron Carpenter
Superstar Organist Series: Cameron Carpenter  

Cameron Carpenter

If Cameron Carpenter had made his mark merely by ruffling the feathers of the organ’s stodgy establishment, he’d merit only passing interest. But the 32-year-old virtuoso has taken a sledgehammer to organ conventions while forcing the cloistered organ world to acknowledge his iconoclastic vision. Winner of last year’s prestigious Bernstein Award (Schleswig-Holstein), Carpenter has devoted himself to expanding the organ’s frontiers. Through his numerous transcriptions of non-organ works, collaborations with jazz and pop musicians, and his ambitious original compositions, he ventures into uncharted territory when it comes to technique, repertoire, and presentation. He tops it off with bravura showmanship, presiding over the majestic instrument with all four limbs in furious motion. He shines his musical light in the sacred space of Grace Cathedral with a performance on Grace’s 7500 pipe Cathedral organ. Don’t miss this groundbreaking musician in his SFJAZZ debut.

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Cameron Carpenter pipe organ

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"A young superstar… Flamboyant presentation goes hand in hand with unquestioned virtuosity. " — The New Yorker
"No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos… " — San Francisco Chronicle