Notre Dame Organist Performs at The University of Texas at Austin

Oct. 19, 2009

Event: The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music presents Olivier Latry, acclaimed organist at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris, in concert. Latry's performance includes a rich and diverse selection of works from great organ composers including Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach and Camille Saint-Saëns.

When: Monday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bates Recital Hall.

Tickets: Available at the door. $15 for public, $10 for faculty/staff and seniors, $5 for students. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m.

Background: Latry has served as organist with the Notre-Dame Cathedral since 1985 when he was awarded one of three posts. Latry also teaches at the Paris Conservatory while maintaining an active, international touring schedule. He has released many acclaimed recordings which include great organ works by Bach, Widor, Vierene and the complete organ works of Maurice Duruflé. Latry is devoted to the art of improvisation and is among the most noted improvisateurs in the world. He will conclude his concert in Bates with a series of improvisations on submitted themes.

Latry's concert is the first performance of the 2009-2010 Great Organ Series, a project of the Butler School of Music's Center for Sacred Music. The Great Organ Series brings the world's most renowned organists to the university to perform on the impressive Visser-Rowland organ in Bates Recital Hall.

This concert will be webcast live from the Butler School of Music Web site. You can access the webcast by clicking the Great Organ Series link on the October calendar of events. More information about this and all School of Music events can be found on the calendar or by calling the School of Music events hotline at 512-471-5401.

For more information, contact: Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512 475 7033.