Gail Archer (Professor of Professional Practice in Music) will host “Concert for Peace,” a free concert at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7:00 EST.
Known for enthralling listeners with her musicality, sensitivity, and visceral quality, Archer introduces audiences to rarely performed works by 19th-21st century Russian and Ukrainian composers. This concert marks Archer’s latest offering in her decade-long commitment to sharing Eastern European organ literature.
Under the circumstances of the military conflict in Ukraine, this “Concert for Peace” presents an opportunity for audiences to appreciate the monumental contributions to classical music, and more specifically organ music, that have emerged over the centuries from both Ukraine and Russia. “In my own view, the organ music contributions from both countries/nationalities have been enormous, and human culture and civilization would be far poorer without them,” says Archer. “I hope this will be kept in mind particularly in this period of conflict and crisis.”
Read the article in Broadway World.