Sunday, February 28, 2016, 3:15 PM
Paul Creston (1906-1985)
from Suite for Organ, Op. 70
Anthony Rispo (b. 1989)
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
Sonata Eroïca, Op. 94
Anthony Rispo began playing music at the age of 10. He first studied organ at the age of 14 with Donald Dumler, who was the Principal Organist at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Anthony attended the Juilliard School, where he continued formal organ studies with Dr. Matthew Lewis. Anthony furthered his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Todd Wilson, and he recently received certification in The Lister-Sink Method which focuses on Injury Preventative Keyboard Technique. Anthony has been heard in performance at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA; The Church of The Heavenly Rest in New York City as a “Rising Young Artist” for the opening concert of The International Year of the Organ; at West Point Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel; and with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra performing Samuel Barber’s “Toccata Festiva” in commemoration of Barber’s 100th birthday. Anthony was also a featured performer at the 2013 Piccolo Spoletto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.
Anthony is also a composer and singer-songwriter. His solo organ work, “Daydream”, was featured on Pipedreams, an American Public Radio show dedicated to organ music. His "Suite for Organ and Strings" was premiered at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in NYC. Recently, Anthony released a single entitled, “Lightning”, produced by Lee Curreri (Bruno Martelli) of the 1980’s TV series and film, “Fame". Currently, Anthony is working on his first original pop/rock album with producer and Grammy Award Winning drummer, Vito Luizzi.