AES San Francisco 2010
Saturday, November 6, 8:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough St.
San Francisco, CA
Organist Graham Blyth's concerts are a highlight of every AES convention at which he performs. This year's recital will be held at St. Mary's Cathedral, a modern structure with a panoramic view of San Francisco. The cathedral's Ruffatti organ was designed with the Baroque repertoire in mind, a fact Blyth will reflect with a strong Bach emphasis in the program. He will also play the Fantasia & Fugue on B.A.C.H by Liszt. The second half will feature works by well and not so well known composers who held the position of Organiste Titulaire at some of the famous churches in Paris.
Located just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, Downtown Financial District, Twin Peaks, and The Marina, St. Mary’s Cathedral is in the heart of the city at the top of Cathedral Hill. The Ruffatti Organ, built in 1971 by Fratelli Ruffatti of Padua, Italy, has been acclaimed as one of the finest in the world. It rises impressively from its soaring pedestal
platform into a magnificent art form in its own right. It consists of 4842 pipes on 89 ranks and 69 stops.