NOONTIME ORGAN RECITAL: Cristiano Rizzotto

NOONTIME ORGAN RECITAL: Cristiano Rizzotto
November 14
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

At St. Olaf, we are blessed to have a magnificent 67-rank pipe organ. This fall, it will be showcased in a series of recitals on Wednesday afternoons, immediately following the noon Mass. Come hear the organ thunder with might and whisper gently as talented organists showcase a variety of repertoire.

Wednesday Organ Recitals run from Sept 26 through Dec 5 (no recital Oct 31), and will be approx. 30-40 minutes long. Freewill donation.

Cristiano Rizotto presents the following program:

Aivars Kalejs (b. 1951)
Kazu Maršs
Postlude in memoriam Jehan Alain
Postludium

Carson Cooman (b. 1982)
Concertino III, Opus 1214
I. Praeludium
II. Canzonetta
III. Jig

Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937)
Symphonie Nº 3 in F-Sharp Minor
IV. Adagio
V. Final


Latvian Brazilian Cristiano Rizzotto is the Organist &
Choirmaster at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Golden Valley and a doctoral
candidate at the American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma, under
Dr. John Schwandt. Rizzotto was named a member of The Diapason‘s 20 Under 30
Class of 2017. He has played concerts in Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Latvia,
Norway, Poland, and in 19 American states. Cristiano’s recordings on Youtube
amount to over 1,100,000 views (www.youtube.com/CristianoRizzotto).
Rizzotto holds a Master’s degree in Sacred Music from East Carolina University
and a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Universidade Federal do
Rio de Janeiro (Magna cum Laude). He was previously the organist at Benedictine
Abbey in Rio de Janeiro, owner of one of the oldest organs in South America
(1770s) and where the Carioca monks have kept the tradition of the chants and
liturgy alive since the 16th century. Cristiano and Clara Rizzotto married in
Alaska in 2015 and are now the proud parents of Kristian Walter, born in June
2017. For more information, visit www.cristianorizzotto.com.

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