• UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    .@UCSB_Baseball is back in the postseason, heading to the Nashville Regional as a 2 seed >>> https://t.co/NBWxOKy4wY https://t.co/p4lZGuiKkR
    8 hours 44 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    RT @UCSB_Baseball: Gauchos are the #2 seed in the Nashville Regional! https://t.co/7XXXk6hxHx
    11 hours 24 min ago
  • ucsantabarbara twitter avatar
    #UCSB is a Grand Challenges Explorations grant winner! Congrats to David Low! https://t.co/xVlde6Xdsz
    12 hours 31 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    .@UCSB_Baseball blanked by UCR in reg season finale. Team will learn its postseason fate Monday! RECAP >>> https://t.co/IZyDhoZiYL
    2 days 2 hours ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    .@UCSB_Baseball's Bieber edges UCR to become first Gaucho in 33 years to hit 11 Ws. RECAP >> https://t.co/i8b4NuaTaM https://t.co/nlWOLcUszY
    3 days 2 hours ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Brand, spanking new Thunderdome floor looking pretty sweet these days! Thanks @CoachMadry for the pic. https://t.co/2lBSTM3bpe
    3 days 4 hours ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gaucho Duo Falls in Thrilling Match to Top-Seeded Team https://t.co/oM42KgCX6d
    3 days 6 hours ago

Bach to Flentrop

Special performance will celebrate UCSB's Flentrop organ
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 16:30
Santa Barbara, CA

Flentrop-jpeg.gif

Flentrop Organ

UCSB's Flentrop organ resides in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

Photo Credit: 

Courtesy photo

The Flentrop organ in UC Santa Barbara's Department of Music will take center stage on Jan. 10 for “Bach to Flentrop,” a performance commemorating the 40th anniversary of the organ’s arrival at UCSB.

For the concert, James Welch, the campus’s university organist and carillonist from 1977 to 1993, will present a program of Bach compositions specifically composed for the Flentrop organ, as well as a number of contemporary pieces. The event also honors Karl Geiringer, the internationally renowned specialist in musicology and composition who taught at UCSB from 1962 until his death in 1989.

“Bach to Flentrop” will reintroduce the campus and community to a unique and historical musical instrument that currently resides behind a wall in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The Flentrop organ was produced by the Dutch organ company of the same name, and harkens back to the baroque models from the organ instrument’s inception. It is a prime example of the historical organ revival that began during the latter part of the 20th century. It features mechanical rather than electrical connections between the keys and stops, and would have been familiar to composers such as Bach.

Over the last four decades, UCSB’s Flentrop has been called on time and again for performances and recitals by such as those by renowned organists Albert Campbell, Ennis Fruhauf and Dame Gillian Weir.

Presented in association with the American Guild of Organists, “Bach to Flentrop” begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Tickets are $7 for students, and $15 for all others. More information is available at www.music.ucsb.edu.

Topics: