Past Concert: November 18, 2016

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 in Past Concerts
Past Concert: November 18, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016
Pulling Out All The Stops

The walls will sing.

Galema-SmallerOriginally installed in 1893, Central Presbyterian’s beautiful, hand-painted pipe organ is the centerpiece at Pulling Out All the Stops on November 18. Showcasing local organist Joseph Galema, the concert features the Organ Concerto by Francis Poulenc and Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Organ Symphony.” The evening opens with Maurice Ravel’s bright and lyrical celebration of life Le Tombeau de Couperin.



Lawrence Golan, conductor
Joseph Galema, organ

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Poulenc: Organ Concerto in G Minor
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor “Organ Symphony”
Read the program notes
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7:30–9:30pm, doors open at 6:15pm
Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church (1660 Sherman St.)


More Than Music

We host activities before, during and after each concert. More Than Music events are free to attend for all ticket holders. Here’s what we have lined up for this concert:

Cheers!, starting at 6:15pm

Clink a glass of craft beer from Ursula Brewery! Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $5.

Coffee Station, starting at 6:15pm

Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy.

Organ-ic Bake Sale, starting at 6:15pm

Home-made treats featuring organic ingredients, baked with love by Girl Scouts Cadette Troop 2728. Feed your tastebuds and help the troop raise funds for their 2017 trip to London!

Pipe (Organ) Cleaner Art, starting at 6:15pm

Bend, twist and twirl — get your arts-and-crafts on with pipe cleaner art! Make a finger puppet, a flower, a creepy-crawly, or anything you can imagine! We’ll provide the pipe cleaners, googly eyes and felt — you bring the creativity!

Pre-Concert Chat, 6:30pm

Join us for informal pre-concert chat sessions about the music you’ll be hearing hosted by our associate conductor. What should you listen for? What is the music’s historic and cultural context? We’ll give you insights into the music and music-makers you’ll be listening to. Pre-concert chats are free to all ticket holders starting at 6:30pm on all concert nights.

Reception, immediately following concert

Say hello! Join us in the lobby after the concert for refreshments, meet the musicians, buy a t-shirt — and have fun!

Nightcap, post-concert

Complete your evening and enjoy a late-night happy hour with a concert-themed cocktail or a bite at Blueprint Bar, just three short blocks away!