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PHOTOS: Cameron Carpenter Debuts His International Touring Organ with Shostakovich, Fauré at Town Hall in New York City

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Nov 01, 2014 03:36 PM EDT
Cameron Carpenter (Photo : Full of character and knowledge, Cameron enlightens the audience on traditional organ compositions. )
Cameron Carpenter (Photo : Cameron Carpenter performing at the Town Hall in Manhattan on his newly minted International Touring Organ. All photos: Logan K. Young )
Cameron Carpenter (Photo : Cameron Carpenter at the Town Hall for the New York debut of his custom built International Touring Organ. )
Cameron Carpenter (Photo : Bedazzled shoes and a mohawk; Cameron Carpenter breaks the aesthetic mold of classical musicians. )
Cameron Carpenter (Photo : Carpenter's ITO was custom built with two sound systems. )
Cameron Carpenter (Photo : The acoustics are provided by the Best Bean LLC sound system, displayed across the stage. )
Cameron Carpenter (Photo : Up close and personal with Carpenter's 1 million dollar custom built International Touring Organ. )
Cameron Carpenter (Photo : The swag table, complete with scores of Carpenters 'If You Could Read My Mind', 'Aria' and 'Music For An Imaginary Film'. )
Cameron Carpenter (Photo : After Berlin comes New York for renowned organist Cameron Carpenter. )

Last week, Classicalite took a stroll on Town Hall Way in Midtown, Manhattan to witness celebrated organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter in-person--touring in support of his Sony Classical debut If You Could Read My Mind (a record that quickly became the top-selling classical album in the United States).

Back in the States from Berlin, Carpenter ecently completed his custom-built, $1,000,000 International Touring Organ (ITO) and we wanted to catch the sound firsthand.

Shostakovich's Festive Overture and CC's take on Gabriel Fauré's composition were our favorites. Take a look through some of favorite visuals...there were plenty with an organist like Cameron.

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