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Dazzling Organist to Play Byrnes Auditorium July 6

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 The concert is at 5 p.m. July 6 in Byrnes Auditorium. It is a free cultural event.
 Christopher Houlihan recorded his first two CDs when he was in college.

Christopher Houlihan
ROCK HILL, S.C . — Winthrop University’s D.B. Johnson Memorial organ has gained a reputation among world-class musicians for its full range of tonal color and dynamics.

The attributes of the organ, an original Aeolian-Skinner model, will be on display at 5 p.m. in Byrnes Auditorium on July 6 when Juilliard-trained organist Christopher Houlihan performs as part of the Friends of the Conservatory series.

Houlihan has been called gifted and dazzling by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, creating his first two CDs when he was at Trinity College in Connecticut performing with the Hartford Symphony. His appearance is sponsored by the Friends of the Conservatory, the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Columbia.

The recital will include musical pieces by Bach, Duruflé and Liszt in addition to the South Carolina premiere of a new work by composer Patrick Greene titled “Steel Symphony.”

The free cultural event is open to the public.

For more information visit the Department of Music’s website.

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