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Pacific Symphony, Segerstrom Center to Present Organ Virtuoso Cameron Carpenter, 4/4

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Pacific Symphony, Segerstrom Center to Present Organ Virtuoso Cameron Carpenter, 4/4

Pacific Symphony and Segerstrom Center for the Arts are coming together to present rock star of the pipe organ, Cameron Carpenter. Still only in his early 30s, Carpenter is creating quite a stir in the press. The maverick musician who is causing the music world to sit up and take notice is also the first organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album.

Carpenter performs on the one-of-a-kind William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, built from steel, tin, oak, poplar, maple, lead and carbon fiber, required three years and 42,000 hours of labor by a team of organ builders at C.B. Fisk and debuted in 2008. The concert takes place on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and is co-presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Pacific Symphony as part of its Pedals and Pipes organ series. Tickets are $10-$59. For more information or to purchase tickets call the Symphony at (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org or at SCFTA.org, at the Center's Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.

"The audience will be witnessing both a confrontation and, I hope, a resolution of what I see as a modern-day conflict in the art of playing an ancient instrument," says Carpenter about his upcoming program. "It's a great example of my belief that to be compelling, today's classical performer has to have something at risk-some passionately held idea that drives the reason for existing. Without this, classical music is a cliché." He adds: "I look forward to losing myself in the height of the moment-if I can do that, I'll be able to give my audience something worth having. I want to chase a feeling and track it down, hold it so we can examine it before we let it go. Never, never should a recital just be a running-through."

Carpenter-who is sometimes called the "bad boy" of the organ world-is also hailed as a revolutionary in his field and the accomplishments are adding up. He received the Leonard Bernstein Award in 2012, and in 2013, he announced his multi-album contract signing with Sony Classical. A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Carpenter's approach to his instrument is exploding the stereotypes of organists and organ music while generating a level of unprecedented acclaim, exposure and controversy. His repertoire-from the complete works of J.S. Bach and Cesar Franck, to his hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ music, his original compositions and his collaborations with jazz and pop artists-is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist.

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