The Rochester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, along with the Eastman School, WXXI, and several area churches, will launch the 2014 Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series this Sunday with a performance by Stefan Engels. Professor of Organ and Leah Fellinwider Centennial Chair of Organ at Southern Methodist University, Engels is internationally known for his playing — he came to prominence after winning the "Concerto Gold Medal" at the 1998 Calgary International Organ Competition — and has presented lectures and master classes across Europe, North America, Russia, and South Korea. The Recital Series invites high caliber organists from around the world to perform and teach a masterclass in Rochester.
Stefan Engels will perform Sunday, November 2, at St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Avenue. 4 p.m. $12; $10 for AGO members and seniors; $5 for students. Engels will teach a masterclass on Monday, November 3, at Christ Church, 141 East Avenue, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.