You are invited to an organ concert in the PCPC Sanctuary this Sunday, November 17th, at 6:00 pm. The concert is free and open to the public.
Presented by Haig Mardirosian, PCPC Organist (bio below)
Featuring the works of Maurice Durfle,
Charles-Marie Widor, and Georges Bizet.
Dr. Haig Mardirosian is Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Letters, and Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Tampa. He is also Professor Emeritus of Music at American University in Washington, DC. As a concert organist, Haig has earned international standing. In 1977, he was the first American chosen to play in the International Organ Week in Bonn, Germany. In 1989, Dr. Mardirosian was one of two Americans to perform in the first Soviet/American Organ Festival. Haig has twenty recordings to his credit on various labels including Gothic, Centaur, Organo Phon, Mitra, Musical Heritage Society, Westminster, and Monitor in various capacities as soloist and conductor.
As a writer and critic, Haig Mardirosian has contributed nearly 1500 reviews and features to a variety of publications. His recent book, Vox Humana: The World of the Pipe Organ and Those who Play it was published in 2017 by Morningstar Music. He is currently General Editor of the American Guild of Organists Monograph Series, for which he has just authored the first three volumes, J. Michael Barone and Pipedreams: The Organ on Public Radio; The Organ on Campus; and The Making of an Organ Virtuoso.
Prior to his appointment to the University of Tampa in 2009, Haig Mardirosian served as Professor of Music, Senior Vice Provost, and Dean of Academic Affairs at American University and Organist and Choirmaster of the Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes in Washington D.C. After several years as organist of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Tampa, he serves as organist at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church.