David Briggs, Organ

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Location: Christ Chapel
Gustavus Adolphus College

David Briggs is an internationally renowned organist whose performances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. With an extensive repertoire spanning five centuries, he is known across the globe for his brilliant organ transcriptions of symphonic music by composers such as Mahler, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Bruckner, Ravel, and Bach. Fascinated by the art of improvisation since a child, David also frequently performs improvisations to silent films such as Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Nosferatu, Jeanne d’Arc, Metropolis, as well as a variety of Charlie Chaplin films.

Briggs is currently working to transcribe and perform all of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies on organ. His performance will include one of these transcriptions as well as some improvisation and a pre-concert lecture.

Tickets available at www.gustavustickets.com

$12 adults general admission, $9 for senior citizens, students and Gustavus staff, one free ticket to Gustavus student with ID

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