On Saturday, June 2, 3:00 and 7:30pm, organist Christopher Houlihan will perform in the first concert of the Vierne Marathon. Jump to the end of this section to see a video introduction by Mr. Houlihan who will perform all six Symphonies for organ on The Manton Memorial Organ built by Pascal Quoirin.
Rising star of the American organ community, Christopher Houlihan will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the death of Louis Vierne, the famous blind organist of Notre Dame, Paris from 1900 to 1937. Exactly 75 years before this marathon, on June 2, 1937, Vierne died at the console of the Notre Dame organ in the middle of a recital, his protégé, Maurice Duruflé, at his side.
Mr. Houlihan will play Symphonies 1, 3, and 5 at 3:00pm, followed by a dinner break, and he will offer Symphonies 2, 4, and 6 at 7:30pm. Your marathon ticket will admit you to both concerts. Click here for a video introduction by Mr. Houlihan
This concert marks the beginning of a North American tour for Mr. Houlihan: Vierne 2012, Six Symphonies in Six Cities, Summer 2012.