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Organ and Marimba: Ball and Chan in Concert

  • St. James in the City 3903 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90010 United States (map)

As part of the INTERNATIONAL LAUREATES ORGAN SERIES at St. James' Episcopal Church in the City of Los Angeles, DAVID BALL and SAMUEL CHAN present a rare program of Organ and Marimba duets featuring Beaming Music by Nico Muhly among other works!

Preamble for a Solemn Occasion*

Aaron COPLAND (1900 – 1990)


Organ Sonata No. 2

I. Lebhaft

II. Ruhig bewegt

III. Fuge

Paul HINDEMITH (1895 – 1963)


Trois Pièces

I. Prélude

II. Petit Canon

III. Improvisation

Nadia BOULANGER (1887 – 1979)


Dancing Pipes

Jonathan DOVE (b. 1959)


Five for Organ and Marimba*

I. Diffraction

II. Diaphone

III. Diagram

IV. Digression

V. Dialogue

Myron ROBERTS (1912 – 2004)


Beaming Music*

Nico MUHLY (b. 1981)


Grand Choeur Dialogue*

Eugène GIGOUT (1844 – 1925)


*featuring Samuel Chan, Percussion


For twenty-one seasons we have been honored to host many of the world’s finest organists. This season we welcome Johann Vexo (France), Colin Andrews (England), Namhee Han (S. Korea), and American organists David Ball (Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove), Caroline Robinson (Eastman School of Music), Adam Pajan (University of Oklahoma) and Michael Hey (St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC).

We invite you to experience great organ music played on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ (originally built in 1911 by Murray M. Harris). Comprising over 5,000 pipes in total, the organ is an important part of Los Angeles musical history and takes its place among the country’s most important and magnificent instruments.

These recitals are offered as a gift to the community free of charge and we are grateful to the Ahmanson Foundation and our Friends of Great Music for their continuing support.

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Earlier Event: July 20
Concert @ San Diego POE
Later Event: January 27
Oxnard: Organ Dedication!