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Cavarra Organ Series concert

June 5, 2013

Chair and Professor of Organ at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music James David Christie, will perform compositions by Baroque composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Lucio Vivaldi. The performance is one of several during CSU Organ Week.

Christie served as visiting professor of organ at the Paris Conservatory.Wednesday, June 12
7:30-9 p.m.
University Center for the Arts
Organ Recital Hall

Concert features Chair of Organ

James David Christie, Ph.D., chair and professor of Organ at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, will present an evening of Baroque masterpieces.

Christie's performance is part of CSU Organ Week.

The program he'll present on June 12 includes Bach's monumental partita on Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig, as well as Christie's own transcription of a stunningly virtuoso Vivaldi concerto.

Taught at Paris Conservatory

Christie is one of the world's foremost early music performers with credits that include working as music director of Ensemble Abendmusik, a Boston-based period instrument orchestra and chorus specializing in sacred music of the 17th and 18th centuries.

He has performed with many period instruments and orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, The Bach Ensemble, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, New York Collegium and more.

In 2010 while on sabbatical in Paris, France, he served as visiting Professor of Organ at the Paris Conservatory, he exchanged positions with Notre Dame Cathedral organist, Olivier Latry.

The spectacular Organ Recital Hall in the University Center for the Arts.

Christie keeps an active performing, teaching, and recording schedule, last year his performing schedule took him to Iceland, Monaco, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Estonia.


  • $7/CSU students
  • $12/public
  • $1/youth (under 18)

Tickets are available online at  or at the Ticket Office at (970) 491-ARTS (2787).

Robert Cavarra

This Cavarra Organ Series concert is named after Robert N. Cavarra, who brought international acclaim to CSU by bringing the Casavant organ to campus in 1968. The Casavant Organ was built in the style of the Northern German organs of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Anton Heiller, a world renowned organist from Austria and one of Cavarra’s mentors, said the Casavant was among “the 25 greatest organs of the world.”

Contact: Carrie Care