Northrop and University of Minnesota School of Music Present
Dean Billmeyer Holiday Organ Recital A Winter Meditation and Celebration
Tue, Dec 7, 2021, 7:30 pm CT
In-person and Livestream
Available on-demand through Dec 12, 2021
Celebrate this season of inspiration with a program of holiday music from France and Germany played by Dean Billmeyer as part of his 40th anniversary as University of Minnesota Organist and Professor of Music. Performing on Northrop’s historic Aeolian-Skinner Opus 892 pipe organ, Billmeyer's milestone program features composers including Olivier Messiaen, J. S. Bach, Jean Langlais, Max Reger, and Alexandre Guilmant.
This event will be captioned, with other accessibility services available upon request.
"a concert by University organist Dean Billmeyer … gave the restored Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ a workout, filling our ears and rattling our bones.” —Pamela Espeland, Minnpost
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NORTHROP’S AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGAN
Thank you to the generous donors who continue to support programming for Northrop’s beloved Aeolian-Skinner Organ. It is because of you that this magnificent instrument’s voice will be enjoyed by many for years to come.
Northrop’s 2021-22 Season promises to bring exquisite artists to our stage. I am excited to experience the performances and events planned for this season that include the newly commissioned works, co-presentations with our partners in the Twin Cities arts community, and multiple premieres of pieces never seen before in this region. I hope you’ll enjoy this season and I invite you to bring family and friends to share memorable experiences with you.
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Dean Billmeyer has been teaching at the University of Minnesota School of Music since 1982. Not only is he the primary organ professor, but he also specializes in the harpsichord, keyboard skills and accompaniment, literature and pedagogy, music theory, and sacred music. Billmeyer “has since become established as one of the most highly respected teachers in the Midwestern United States.”
Over the past twenty-one seasons, Dean Billmeyer has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Billmeyer has performed all around the globe with these orchestras and numerous other musical organizations, mostly showcasing his talents in various parts of Western Europe, such as Vienna, London, Dublin, and more.
The weeks leading up to winter include many rituals, festivals, and holidays related to light.