March 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s Catholic Church
St. John’s Organ Society is pleased to announce “Strings with Wind,” a program for violin and organ, featuring Canadian duo, Anne Robert and Jacques Boucher, at St. John’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Boucher will play the historic E. & G. G. Hook organ, Opus 288, and Roberts will play her 1738 Carlo Antonio Testore violin. They will perform music of Corelli, Gounod, Rheinberger, and Bèdard.
Boucher is an organist, a broadcaster, a church musician, and a music professor. He is featured in many recordings and has given concerts in Canada, Europe, the United States, Bermuda, Mexico, and South America. In Montréal, Boucher is principal organist of the Sanctuaire du Saint-Sacrement and the titular organist of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, which contains Casavant Frères’ Opus 615.
Roberts is an active chamber musician who regularly plays in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has recorded extensively with a particular affinity for French music. She teaches at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and at the summer academy of the Orford Arts Center.
The March 4th program continues the tradition of an annual concert by an internationally recognized recitalist on the historic E. and G. G. Hook organ, Opus 288, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Hook’s Opus 288, the largest 19th-Century pipe organ in northern New England, has been described by Alan Laufman (past president of the Organ Historical Society) as “…a national treasure.”
St. John’s Catholic Church is located at 207 York Street in Bangor. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated and will benefit outreach and education projects of St. John’s Organ Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the historic E. & G. G. Hook Organ built in 1860.
For more information about Jacques Boucher, visit his website at http://www.jacquesboucher.org.
For more information about Anne Robert, visit her website at http://annerobert.com.
Listen to a sampling of the duo below.