( Sat., Jan. 29, 2022 - Sun., Jan. 30, 2022 )
Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708
A beloved cornerstone of the Chapel Music calendar, the Organ Recital Series showcases internationally acclaimed organists performing enduring favorites, modern masterpieces, and original improvisations. The Chapel’s Kathleen Upton Byrns McClendon Organ (Aeolian, 1932), Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Organ (Flentrop, 1976), and Brombaugh Organ (1997) are all featured in the series.
Scott Dettra, an “outstanding musician” (The Diapason) and “an organist with both impeccable musical taste and dazzling technique to burn” (Fanfare), has been acclaimed as one of America’s leading concert organists. Previously the Organist of Washington National Cathedral, he is currently Director of Music at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas. To celebrate the bicentennial of César Franck’s birth in 1822, Dettra will perform all twelve of the composer's major organ works on the Aeolian organ in two recitals (January 29 at 8:00 p.m. and January 30 at 5:00 p.m.).