The organ program at Wichita State University is an integral part of the School of Music. In addition to applied lessons in organ, Lynne Davis performs on the famous Marcussen organ monthly, as part of her Wednesdays in Wiedemann Series. See the Fine Arts Calendar for a full list of Fine Arts Activities, or for a schedule of Organ Series Events, click here.
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The Marcussen organ is housed in Wiedemann Hall. Gladys Wiedemann donated this organ and Professor Town secured the legendary firm of Marcussen and Son of Denmark to design and build the organ. The organ builders worked with architects to acoustically present the Marcussen organ in its ultimate glory. The Marcussen in Wiedemann was the company's first organ built in North America.
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Vincent Warnier has secured his place as one of the leaders and most major figures in the 21st century French organ school. He studied at the Strasbourg Conservatory (CNR) and at the Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, where his professors included André Stricker, Daniel Roth, Michel Chapuis, Olivier Latry and Marie-Claire Alain. He also earned an advanced degree in musicology from the Sorbonne in Paris.
He regularly performs in the prestigious concert halls and cathedrals of Lucerne, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin, Barcelona, Budapest and Lyon (where he served as organist in residence at the Auditorium Maurice Ravel from 2013 to 2015). Over the last year in Paris, he inaugurated the newly built organs of the Radio France Auditorium with the Orchestre national de France under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach and the Philharmonie of Paris with the National Orchestra of Lyon under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. Often heard on the airwaves of France Musique, Vincent Warnier participates in numerous programs such as La Tribune des critiques, Sacrées Musiques and Le Mitan des musiciens, where he shares his thoughts and musical scholarship with the listeners.
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Lynne Davis at the Marcussen Organ in Wiedemann Hall
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