Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Alexander Straus-Fausto

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Alexander Straus-Fausto from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.





Overture to Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
arr. A. Straus-Fausto

Chaconne in E Minor, BuxWV 160
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Andante and Variations in D Major
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Organ Sonata II
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
I. Lebhaft
II. Rehuig Bewegt
III. Fuge. Mäßig bewegt, Heiter

Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
II. Herzliebster Jesu
III. O Welt, ich muss dich lassen
X. Herzlich tut mich verlangen

Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, WoO 10 (1857)
J. Brahms

About Alexander Straus-Fausto

Alexander Richard Straus-Fausto, born in 2000, began his musical studies at age four on piano, discovered the organ at age eight, and started lessons at age fourteen. He is currently in his first year of organ studies at McGill University in Montreal, where he studies organ with Christian Lane and harpsichord with Hank Knox. He is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where he studied organ with Thomas Bara and received the Gonzales Memorial Scholarship. He has had the opportunity to be one of the few solo performers in Interlochen Arts Academy’s “Collage” as well as to accompany the Interlochen Orchestra. He was particularly thrilled to play the organ for the Interlochen project and composition of “Pilgrimages,” by Son Lux. Alexander has participated in lessons with today's most influential organ teachers. He loves to perform, improvise, and compose. He is most known for creative and innovative concert programs combining both improvisation and transcription of popular tunes and pieces, and occasionally performs Pop, Latin and Jazz to bring the organ to a new audience.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • February 3, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm