A co-production by Holy Rosary Cathedral and the Royal Canadian College of Organists Travelling Clinician Programme, with the help of the Canadian International Organ Competition.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Concerto in d minor BWV 596 (from Vivaldi)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Deuxième Arabesque (trans. Léon Roques)
Maxime Goulet (b. 1980), Citius, altius, fortius !
Jean-Willy Kunz (b. 1980), Improvisation
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), The Carnival of the Animals
Royal March of the Lion
Hens and Roosters
Wild Donkeys Swift Animals
Characters with Long Ears
The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods
Prize winner in a number of competitions including the Grand Prix de Chartres and the Canadian International Organ Competition, Jean-Willy Kunz is an exciting and eclectic artist, whose career includes recent performances with the Montreal, Quebec and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, the Cirque du Soleil, Branford Marsalis, the Violons du Roy, and Martha and Rufus Wainwright. As the the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s first organist in residence, he performs both with the orchestra and in concert, and is responsible for the development and showcasing of the Symphony’s new four manual Casavant organ in their home venue: Maison symphonique de Montreal. He is also organ professor at the Montreal Conservatory of Music and artistic director of the Canadian International Organ Competition.