Great Organ Music at Yale series kicks off with recital by award-winning musician

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The 2012-2013 Great Organ Music at Yale series will begin with a recital by Canadian organist Isabelle Demers on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Isabelle Demers, who performed at the 2010 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Washington, D.C., has been a finalist or prize winner in several international performance competitions in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has performed widely in the United States and Canada.

Demers has recorded three CDs on the Acis label, performing to critical acclaim works by Bach and Prokofiev, among others. Her recording of choral music by Max Reger will be released in October.

The concert will feature Reger’s “Fantasy on the Choral ‘Ein’ Feste Burg Is Unser Gott’” along with works by Bach, Howells, Widor, and Daveluy. She will also perform her own transcriptions of Mendelssohn’s “Allegro Vivace” from Symphony No. 5 and excerpts from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

Presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the recital will take place at 8 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove streets. It is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. For more information, call 203-432-5062 or visit www.yale.edu/ism/events/IsabelleDemers.html.