You damn kids with your hippity-hops, your electro-funk-whatever-whatevers and your complicated shoes. These days, all it takes to make music is a finger that can press a play button and a smoke machine. Ever heard of a pipe organ? It was this ancient machine that would blow air through a series of pipes to make sound. For real. UNM actually has a Holtkamp, one of the largest pipe organs in the state. And people still play it! You can see for yourself this Sunday, April 2, at Keller Hall, when organist Maxine Thévenot will perform to celebrate the Holtkamp's 50th birthday. The concert starts at 3:30pm. Tickets for the all-ages show are $15. (Joshua Lee)
Sunday April 2, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Internationally acclaimed organist Maxine Thévenot performs on one of the largest organs in NM, the Holtkamp.
The 50th anniversary of the magnificent Holtkamp organ in UNM’s Keller Hall will be celebrated in a concert on April 2 at 4 p.m presented by the Albuquerque Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
The organ recital will be preceded at 3:30 by remarks from Chair of Music Department, Dr. Eric Lau, and a lecture given by Christian Holtkamp, son of Walter Holtkamp, Jr., who was responsible for building and installing the Keller Hall instrument.
Music for the recital will include pieces from the 1500s to the modern day, including works by J.S. Bach, Denis Bédard, Noel Goemanne, Hermann Schroeder, Nicholas Bruhns, Antonio Cabezon, and Louis Vierne. Dr. Thévenot will be joined by two fellow UNM faculty members for this concert—Dr. Eric Lau, saxophone, and Dr. John Marchiando, trumpet.