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06/07/2011

Princeton University Organist to Perform June 18 Concert in Byrnes Auditorium

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 Eric Plutz, university organist at Princeton University, will give an organ concert June 18 in Byrnes Auditorium.
 The free public recital is a bonus concert for the Charlotte Chapter American Guild of Organists 2011 Summer Recital Series.

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Eric Plutz

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Renowned Princeton University organist Eric Plutz will perform a recital June 18 to kick off the Association of Anglican Musicians' 2011 Carolinas Conference.

Held in Byrnes Auditorium, the 7:30 p.m. recital is a bonus concert for the Charlotte Chapter American Guild of Organists 2011 Summer Recital Series. The recital will be free and open to the public. Known as "an intrepid player," Plutz will perform pieces by Camille Saint-Saëns, Johann Sebastian Bach, Horatio Parker and Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, among others.

At Princeton, Plutz plays for weekly chapel services as well as academic ceremonies and accompanies the Chapel Choir. He also performs solo concerts and coordinates the weekly After Noon Concert Series at the University Chapel. Plutz also serves as rehearsal accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J. The Rock Island, Ill., native has played recitals across the U.S. and abroad. Plutz was the featured artist for the AGO's 2007 Regional Convention in Baltimore, Md., and was featured performer for the 2007 American Handel Society Conference.

Winthrop's Department of Music is sponsoring the June 18 recital. Admission is free; offerings for an organ scholarship fund will be accepted at the door. For more information about the June 18 recital or additional Charlotte AGO concerts, contact Adam Ward, coordinator of the Summer Recital Series, at award@providenceumc.org.


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