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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Four organists in 'French Connection' program at Crescent


Organ program will highlight symphonic capabilities of
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church's Adams organ.

The 97-rank Adams organ at Plainfield's Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church is slated for a real workout next Sunday, March 8.

In its annual "Festival of Organists", Crescent Concerts will present four exciting organists in a program titled "The French Connection". Crescent Avenue's organ is particularly well-suited to show off the French organ repertoire, which displays the instrument's symphonic possibilities to full effect.

The participating organists this year are --

GAIL ARCHER
Archer is a noted activist for women organists and their music. She is director of the music program at Barnard College and serves as college organist for Vassar College.
WILLIAM ENTRIKEN
Dr. Entriken, professor organ performance at New York University, is the organist and choir director of First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and founder of that church's Guilman Organ Recital series.
DOMECQ SMITH
Domecq will be familiar to many Plainfielders as the former organist and choirmaster of Grace Episcopal Church in Plainfield, where he also led the Plainfield Girlchoir. He is currently organist and director of music at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Orange, and a doctoral candidate at Rutgers.
RYAN KENNEDY
Kennedy is a third year student at Juilliard in New York, studying organ under Paul Jacobs. He is currently organ scholar at the Morristown Presbyterian Church.
The program gets under way at 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 8. Tickets are available at the door: $20/person, $!5/seniors, $5/students (ID required). For more information, call (908) 756-2468 or visit the website at www.crescentconcerts.org/.

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church is at East 7th Street and Watchung Avenue and is handicap accessible. Parking in the church lot on First Place, on the street, or in Swain Galleries lot.



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