Sunday, October 30, 2022
Scott Dettra—César Franck,
The Complete Works (pt. 1)

West End United Methodist Church
2200 West End Avenue, Nashville

Monday, October 31, 2022
Scott Dettra—César Franck,
The Complete Works (pt. 2)


Dinner 6:30 p.m. - Program 7:30 p.m.

Christ Church Cathedral
900 Broadway, Nashville

In celebration of César Franck’s bicentennial in 2022, American concert organist Scott Dettra will be presenting Franck’s 12 major organ works, performed from memory in two 75-minute recitals on consecutive evenings. 

​Franck’s organ music—arguably the most significant contribution to the repertoire after that of Bach—broke new ground and charted the course of the French Romantic organ school. Thanks to his mature harmonic language and ability to write achingly beautiful melodies, this music has become an enduring foundation of the organ repertoire.

Praised for the clarity, rhythmic intensity, and musical elegance of his playing, Mr. Dettra will bring his hallmark poeticism and suave sense of expression to this beloved music, which is rarely performed live in its entirety.

Praised as a "brilliant organist" (Dallas Morning News), an "outstanding musician" (The Diapason), and described as a "prodigy" by The New York Times at age 13, Scott Dettra is acclaimed as one of America's leading concert organists. Mr. Dettra's playing is praised for its clarity, rhythmic intensity, and musical elegance, and has been described by The American Organist as "music making of absolute authority and sophisticated expression." He combines an active performance schedule with his post as Director of Music at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, where he leads a vibrant music ministry in one the country's largest Episcopal parishes. In addition to his work at Incarnation, he is a member of the organ faculty at Southern Methodist University, and is organist of The Crossing, the Grammy-winning professional chamber choir based in Philadelphia. Prior to his appointment in Dallas, he was Organist of Washington National Cathedral.


 

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