Society for the Performing Arts presents Cameron Carpenter, Organ Virtuoso
Cameron Carpenter is a maverick organist who blends brilliant playing technique with the heart of a rock star. He returns to Houston for one night only, performing on his visionary new International Touring Organ – one of the most ambitious musical instrument design projects of the 21st century. This instrument is the culmination of Carpenter’s vision to bring his music to the world no matter where he performs.
A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Carpenter’s approach to the organ is shifting the stereotypes of organists and organ music while generating a level of acclaim, exposure and controversy unprecedented for an organist. His repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach and César Franck, to his hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ works, his original compositions and his collaborations with jazz and pop artists – is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist. He is the first organist nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album.