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  Vicki and Bob Sirota
  Vicki and Bob Sirota

MONDAY • 1 JUNE 2015 • 6.30 PM

Chapter Dinner with
Bob and Vicki Sirota

Orsay Restaurant
1057 Lexington Avenue at 75th Street

Cost: $95 per person
Limited to 60 guests.

Advance tickets may be purchased online:

The dinner is subsidized by the NYC AGO Chapter and costs $95 for members and their guests. A three-course dinner will be served with an open wine and soft drinks bar. Orsay is a fantastic restaurant renowned for its French cuisine. As always, these events are an excellent way to unwind at the end of a busy season and to get to know colleagues and friends of the organist community. After dinner, beloved members and friends of the NYC Chapter Bob and Vicki Sirota will discuss their latest CD recording collaboration, “Celestial Wind,” and the future of contemporary American organ music. A fascinating topic indeed!

Chapter Competition Results

The NYC AGO Chapter Competition (2015 AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists) was held on March 21st. An enthusiastic crowd heard two fine performances. Below are the competitors' programs and the order of prizes as awarded by the judges, John Cantrell, David Hurd, and Stephen Tharp. Chelsea Chen is the chapter competition coordinator.

  Colin MacKnight
  Colin MacKnight
  Gregory Zelek
  Gregory Zelek

Competitor #1 (Colin MacKnight, First Prize)

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541
Zachary Wadsworth: Variations on an Old American Tune*
Hymn: Hyfrydol (Love Divine, All Loves Excelling)
Max Reger: Phantasie über den Choral 'Halleluja, Gott zu loben bleibe meine Seelenfreud!’ Op. 52, No. 3

Competitor #2 (Gregory Zelek, Second Prize)

Zachary Wadsworth: Variations on an Old American Tune*
Hymn: Hyfrydol (Love Divine, All Loves Excelling)
Sigfrid Karg-Elert: "The Soul of the Lake" from Seven Pastels from the Lake of Constance, Op. 96
J.S. Bach: Fantasy and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542

* Required piece for the 2015 RCYO competition

The chapter winner will advance to compete at the regional competition in late June at the New Haven Convention. The winner of the regional competition will perform at the 2016 AGO National Convention in Houston, Texas.

We are grateful for donations to the chapter competition from the following people: Mark Bani (in honor of John Weaver and McNeil Robinson); Gregg Patruno; David Enlow; Chelsea Chen; Michael Hey; Christopher Houlihan.


NYC Metro Area Concert Calendar


A diversity of concerts and recitals are offered in the metropolitan area throughout the year. Check out the Concert Calendar pages to see listings. More...


 

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The May / June 2015
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Centennial Millennium Fund Update


The New York City Chapter is pleased to announce that it will award grants from the Centennial Millennium Fund in the amount of $2,500 to $10,000 in 2015. More...