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Renowned Organist Gail Archer Performs in Lewiston

 01 October 2017 at 7:30pm 

Renowned Organist Gail Archer Performs in Lewiston

Sts Peter and Paul
122 Ash Street
United States

Gail Archer (organ)

What: Renowned Organist Gail Archer Celebrates Russian Composers with New Album and International Concert Tour
Where: Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 122 Ash Street, Lewiston, ME, 04240
When: Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
How: FREE. For more info, contact the Church at 207.777.1200 or visit


Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer releases her eighth solo album A Russian Journey (TBR 09.25.17 Meyer Media) featuring works by 19th and 20th Century Russian composers including members of the Russian Five and their successors. Featuring hidden Russian gems from the organ canon, A Russian Journey enthralls listeners with Archer’s musicality, sensitivity, and visceral quality. Starting this fall, Archer celebrates the album release with an international concert tour at some of the world’s finest churches.
Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen. Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as "Best of 2008" in classical music and opera. Her recordings include A Russian Journey, The Muse’s Voice, Franz Lizst: A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic in the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2017 European tour took her to Germany, Italy, the British Isles, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Highlights include St. Nicholas Church, Stuttgart, Germany, Church of San Domenico, Palermo, Sicily, the Temple of the Renaissance, Bryansk, Russia, the Philharmonic Hall, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine, and the Basilika Mariaska, Gdansk, Poland. She is the founder of Musforum, an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work.

Cesar Cui : Prelude
Alexander Glazunov : Prelude and Fugue in D minor
Sergej Slonimsky : Night at Bald Mountain

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