Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Matthew Cates

Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Matthew Cates from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, N.C., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.





Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV544
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Suite from Carmen
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
transcribed by Edwin Lemare (1865-1934)

Suite, Op.5
Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

About Matthew Cates

Matthew Cates is an avid lover and player of classical music, from Chopin and Rachmaninoff at the piano, to Messiaen and Duruflé at the organ. He currently studies organ at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, with Dr. Timothy Olsen. Before coming to the UNC School of the Arts, he was a student of David Durkop, and David Arcus. Matthew started his music career at nine years of age, and has since upheld his passion for music and is very dedicated to playing and performing music. He has a deep love for the Impressionist music of the French school, especially Ravel, Debussy, and Duruflé. His love for French organ music also spills over into composition, and his works have been performed in North America and across Europe. Matthew has also performed in North America and Europe. He won two superior prizes for piano performance, in the 2013, and 2014 ACSI piano competitions. He placed first in the 7th annual UNCSA Organ Competition, and Festival, and he also placed first, and won the prize for the interpretation of Bach, in the 2018 ECU Organ Competition.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • October 7, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm