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Manship Theatre presents Cameron Carpenter at St. Joseph Cathedral

Manship Theatre presents Cameron Carpenter at St. Joseph Cathedral
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POSTED: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 4:04pm

Manship on the Move takes the great quality and diverse programming outside of its doors and into the community. With Manship on the Move, Manship Theatre provides entertaining and educational programs throughout the city.

Manship Theatre brings music, dance and educational programs into hospitals, schools and local businesses providing an opportunity for everyone to experience the world class talent Manship Theatre brings to our community and beyond.

Manship Theatre is proud to bring Cameron Carpenter to St Joseph Cathedral for its first of many Manship on the Move programs.

2012 recipient of the coveted Bernstein Award (Schleswig-Holstein) CAMERON CARPENTER is “one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument… He is a smasher of cultural and classical music taboos. He is technically the most accomplished organist I have ever witnessed… And most important of all, the most musical.” (The Los Angeles Times)

A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Cameron’s approach to the organ is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music while generating a level of acclaim, exposure, and controversy unprecedented for an organist. His repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach and Cesar Franck, to his hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ works, his original compositions, and his collaborations with jazz and pop artists – is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist. He is the first organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album.

As a keyboard prodigy, he performed Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier at age 11 before joining the American Boychoir School in 1992 as a boy soprano. During his four years of high school studies at The North Carolina School of the Arts, he made his first studies in orchestration and orchestral composition, and transcribed for the organ more than 100 major works, including Gustav Mahler's complete Symphony No. 5. Cameron continued composing after moving to New York City in 2000 to attend The Juilliard School. While at the School he composed art songs; the symphonic poem Child of Baghdad (2003) for orchestra, chorus and Ondes Martenot; his first substantial works for solo organ; and numerous organ arrangements of piano works by Chopin, Godowsky, Grainger, Ives, Liszt, Medtner, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, and others. Cameron received a Master's Degree from The Juilliard School in New York in 2006.

For tickets please call the Manship Theatre Ticket Desk at 225-344-0334 or online at www.manshiptheatre.org

Performance will take place at St Joseph Cathedral, located on 412 North St.

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