Don’t miss the First Friday Art Walk Recital at the Cathedral Basilica. Recitals are open to the public and vary each month from organ music to piano to flute to performances by choruses / choirs. August’s recital features young organ recitalist Mr. Bruce Xu. He’ll be playing the works of Conte, Franck, Fauré, Duruflé and others.
Bruce started organ lessons at the age of 9 and later uncovered a passion for playing the pipe organ. In the Spring/Summer of 2017, Bruce won 1st prize in six organ competitions: UNCSA/Salem College High School Organ Festival & Competition, Greater Columbia AGO Chapter Young Organist Competition, East Carolina University Young Artist Organ Competition, L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Organ Competition, AGO Quimby/RCYO Chapter Competition, and AGO Quimby/RCYO Regional Competition. As the winner of the monumental regional competition, Bruce was granted a hard-earned spot as a performer in the 2018 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists held in Kansas City, MO.
Be sure to stop in … the acoustics in the Cathedral make the music memorable. The recital is open to the public and is free of charge. A free-will offering is graciously accepted to help cover expenses of this and other First Friday Events to come.
Doors open at 6:30pm / Recital begins at 7:00pm.